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A.J. Jacobs


The Know-It-All
2004

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A.J. Jacobs is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically. He is the editor at large at Esquire magazine. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly, and is an occasional correspondent for NPR. He lives in New York City with his wife Julie and their children.


In the book [Malcolm Little] is an 18-year-old sandwich vendor on the Yankee Clipper train, which he was in real life, and is on his way to Harlem for the first time, and he is going to try to make his way in the big city.

- Kevin Baker
Striver's Row


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