《The Know-It-All_ One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World – A. J. Jacobs》-azw3,mobi,epub,pdf,txt,kindle电子书免费下载

《The Know-It-All_ One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World – A. J. Jacobs》-azw3,mobi,epub,pdf,txt,kindle电子书免费下载

内容简介:

33,000 PAGES 44 MILLION WORDS 10 BILLION YEARS OF HISTORY 1 OBSESSED MAN Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions, and a struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

作者简介:

A.J.雅各布,美国著名作家,著有《它的感觉》《两个国王》《上帝和猫王》《美国不在线》《骨折的谎言》等。现任美国《ESQUIRE君子》杂志高级主编,并担任《纽约时报》《娱乐周刊》《魅力》《纽约》《纽约观察家》的特约撰稿人。目前,他和妻子茱莉一起住在纽约。

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