This was a 'light' book. If you want to know what's in the encyclopedia, this book's for you.
This was an interesting read, although super long. I would opt for an abridged version if it exists. The author drops in many interesting, if not obscure facts and tidbits. He gets a bit long winded when discussing some of the personal interactions he has, but again, it was an enjoyable book.
It sucked. Nothing but a blow hard reading facts and telling storys of his day to day life.
Thoroughly entertaining. I related to the neurotic nature of the author. The relationship between him and his wife and him and his high achieving dad. It was funny and interesting. The reader is also very good and gives a different voice for different parts that also adds tremendously to the read. Looking forward to the subsequent chapters.
This was a great listen. It was funny and slightly neurotic. With some very touching Husband-Wife, Father-Son relationship affirming stories. Not to mention the almost fairytale National Television humbling of an arch nemesis. All this mixed in with several interesting facts from the EB. You will be laughing out loud in your car, and other drivers will thing strange things about you. That alone should make you want to listen to this one.
This book was entertaining....not only an account of the author's mission to read the EB, but also filled with fun little facts. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A.J. Jacobs is the author of two "New York Times" bestsellers: "The Know-It-All" and "The Year of Living Biblically". His most recent work is "The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment--"a collection of his articles, both new and previously published. 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. You can visit his website at ajjacobs.com.