NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A witty, charming, and engaging dive into trivia's colorful history, from America's highest-earning game show contestant of all time
"Insightful, informative, and written with a strong dose of humor and humility. . . . I loved this book."--Will Shortz, crossword editor, The New York Times
Ken Jennings is trivia's undisputed king--and as he traces his rise from anonymous computer programmer to nerd folk icon, he explores his newly conquered kingdom: the world of trivia itself.
Trivia, he has found, is centuries older than his childhood obsession with it. Whisking us from the coffeehouses of seventeenth-century London to the Internet age, Jennings chronicles the ups and downs of the trivia fad: the quiz book explosion of the Jazz Age; the rise, fall, and rise again of TV quiz shows; the nostalgic campus trivia of the 1960s; and the 1980s, when Trivial Pursuit(R) again made it fashionable to be a know-it-all.
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- ISBN-13: 9780812974997
- ISBN-10: 0812974999
- Publisher: Villard Books
- Publish Date: October 2007
- Dimensions: 8.16 x 5.6 x 0.62 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
- Page Count: 288