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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.


Willie was a very complex man, and I didn't know how complex until I really got into researching this book. He compartmentalized his life, so that nearly everybody knew a different Willie Morris. I would find one story from one, and then another story from another, and they didn't match up at all.

- Larry L. King
In Search of Willie Morris


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