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Brainiac by Ken Jennings
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Jul 13, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Recommended for: Jeopardy fans, trivia fans, Ken Jennings fans.
Read in August, 2007

This was an interesting account of Ken Jennings time on Jeopardy!, written by the man himself. Ken is an excellent writer -- smart and funny. He's also a shameless trivia buff, and the chapters are peppered with trivia questions (which get answered at the end of each chapter -- I got about half right throughout the book).

But it's more than just him chronicling his Jeopardy! stint; it's basically his ode to trivia. He writes about his visits to several trivia competitions, museums, and meetings with fellow trivia nerds. All of this is told in flashback between appearances on the show.

It made me want to study up and go on Jeopardy!.

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message 1: by Kerri (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:37AM) (new)

Kerri send me this for my birthday :-)

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