Mitch's Reviews > The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
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Jul 09, 11

bookshelves: biographical, nonfiction

I like AJ. He wears his weirdness on his sleeve, but he's human and humorous and I like him.

I wasn't as keen on the premise of this book as I was for his year of living biblically, but his sense of humor makes his quest to read the Encyclopedia Brittanica in a year an interesting read. Also likable is the breakdowns by chapter and entries- you can read just a bit and put it down easily. (And it isn't hard to find the thread back again later as there isn't much thread to find, actually.)

Will I read more of AJ? You bet I will. He's awesome, beneficent, characteristically droll, easy, facetious....
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