New PDF release: A.J. Jacobs Omnibus: The Know-It-All, The Year of Living

By A. J. Jacobs

ISBN-10: 1451668376

ISBN-13: 9781451668377

An book boxed set that includes the 1st 3 of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and strangely informative—ventures into experiential journalism.

The Know-It-All: Puzzle besides A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the complete encyclopedia, and realize what precisely it really is he learns alongside the way.

The yr of dwelling Biblically: detect what existence will be like within the twenty first century should you lived accurately through the dictates of the Bible—the insights won approximately faith may perhaps shock you.

My existence as an scan: sign up for A.J. on a roller-coaster journey of existence as a human guinea pig: he explores either the perks and pitfalls of varied undertakings in a sequence of fascinating essays, together with these titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My existence as a stunning Woman."

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The mess! The shame! Fortunately the all-clear sounded and we did not have to spend the night immersed in the evidence of my intemperate ways. A good week passed before I could get back in anybody’s good books. I often blush deeply when I think of some of the stupid things that have emerged from my mouth. Aged about fourteen, I was sitting in the Astoria Brixton on my own when two girls sitting in front of me turned around and asked if I had a light for their cigarettes. ’ What the hell did that mean?

Oh what a fool! It suddenly dawned on me that the smell of cigarettes would bring down the same wrath as the smell of booze. I swayed and staggered my way up Albert Square and as I mounted the steps of our house the sirens started to wail. Saved by the bell! Straight down to the Anderson shelter we went–Mum, Dad, Ruff and the beer-and-nicotine-smelling teenager. The shelter started reeling in front of my eyes, as I collapsed on my bunk. It was the same feeling as emerging from the red and yellow tunnel.

I wrote to my parents begging to come home, and adding that I’d happily cycle all the way back to London, as I only had sixpence and that would not buy a train ticket. I didn’t actually own a bicycle in Cornwall: it was a ploy! It worked though and my ticket back to London duly arrived. I missed the blackberry and apple pies and the cream but again was joyous to be homeward bound, bombs or not. By this time, the raids on London had ceased. Children started to trickle back, which created a problem for the school authorities: there was no Battersea Grammar now, so I was enrolled at Vauxhall Central School.

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