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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.


Enrique leaves Honduras really having no idea where hes going. He just knows, Im gonna go north. He was going to North Carolina to reach his mother, and he makes eight attempts to reach her. He travels [for] 122 days and a total of twelve thousand miles, because he keeps getting deported back.

- Sonia Nazario
Enrique's Journey


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