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The Know-It-All

The Know-it-All As an editor at "Esquire", AJ Jacobs had built up knowledge of celebrity trivia - and the cure was going to take a long time. While others read a broadsheet at the weekend, or become casual newsnight enthusiasts, Jacobs elected to read the "Encyclopaedia Britannica". Part assemblage of trivia, part journey through adulthood, this is fun to read. Full description

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