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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.


There are a lot of private investigator books with female heroines out there, and I didn't think I could compete with this because they're doing a real good job all by themselves. So what I wanted to do was [create a character] who didn't have a clue.

- Janet Evanovich
One For The Money


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