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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World -
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
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Becoming the smartest person in the world is more difficult than it sounds. That was the first lesson Esquire editor A. J. Jacobs learned when he began a self-induced cram course to fill gaps in his Ivy League education. His quest for total knowledge inspired him to master the entire 33,000 pages... show more
Becoming the smartest person in the world is more difficult than it sounds. That was the first lesson Esquire editor A. J. Jacobs learned when he began a self-induced cram course to fill gaps in his Ivy League education. His quest for total knowledge inspired him to master the entire 33,000 pages of the Encyclopedia Britannica, a task more intellectually exhausting than stimulating. Jacobs's observations on the nature of knowledge are both whimsical and wise.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780743250627
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Edition language: English
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Jessicathecat
Jessicathecat rated it
2.0 The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
For some reason, I just could not get into this book. It failed to grab either my attention or interest, but I have no constructive reason to give. I have read most of the Encyclopedia myself and expected to relate to the author, but just didn't. I guess it just wasn't my book.
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
0.0 The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
I decided to clear my rating. I didn't find it particularly amusing, but it didn't repulse me or anything. The thing is, a lot of us bookish kids back in days of yore did find ourselves at some point sitting down and reading encyclopedias. So, as far as I'm concerned, Jacobs is way late to the game.
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