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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.


They [the Founding Fathers] created the sources of their own demise, if you will. They created the egalitarian democracy that, in a sense, killed them off. It made it impossible to duplicate their achievement.

- Gordon Wood
Revolutionary Characters


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