The Resource The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs, (audiobook)

The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs, (audiobook)

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The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world
Title
The know-it-all
Title remainder
one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Jacobs
Title variation
One man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world
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Language
eng
Summary
"Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom"--Book description
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GEC
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1968-
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Jacobs, A. J.
Dewey number
921
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Geoffrey Cantor
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Cantor, Geoffrey
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  • Jacobs, A. J
  • Audiobooks
  • Learning and scholarship
  • United States
  • United States
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The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs, (audiobook)
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Compact discs
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unknown
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unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Complete unabridged version.
Extent
12 compact discs (15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781565119055
Other control number
025024893780
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
HBP 89378
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56574368
  • 891312
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world, A.J. Jacobs, (audiobook)
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Complete unabridged version.
Extent
12 compact discs (15 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781565119055
Other control number
025024893780
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
HBP 89378
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56574368
  • 891312
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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