Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Review: Brainiac by Ken Jennings

It's been a while since I reviewed Brainiac . So why am I highlighting it again right now? Because the paperback just came out, and my review from The Philadelphia Inquirer is blurbed on the back of the book!

This is the first time (that I know of) that this has happened with one of my reviews, and it couldn't have happened with a better book. It was, hands down, my favorite book of 2006. Yes, it's by the guy who won all those Jeopardy! games. But it's also a history of trivia in America, and it's hysterical.

The blurb's not that long, but long enough that, when I saw it Monday night, I did a little dance in Barnes & Noble. Here's what I said: "Keen characterization, pithy commentary, and pop-culture associations . . . make Brainiac a sharp and witty read."

And I don't care what kind of look that guy in the other aisle gave me. It was a good little dance.

Read more about Brainiac at www.ken-jennings.com.

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