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A.J. Jacobs

The Know-It-All

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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.

How ruthless do you have to be? Do you have to have a killer instinct to really make it? [The book] is also a fantasy. Things happen. Your career takes off. Yeah, you may be sitting at your cubicle, but you're dreaming of great glory!

- Joseph Finder
Killer Instinct

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