Woe is the Know-It-All

A.J. Jacobs responds to Joe Queenan’s infamous review of The Know-It-All. While Jacobs’ essay is the kind of cathartic confessional that sometimes cuts too close to Believer-style “I’m okay, you’re okay” histrionics, it’s still a moderately interesting glimpse at how an author takes a review. But I still think Jacobs is coming across as petty as Rob Schneider. He sold books, didn’t he?


  1. I enjoyed it right until he spouted the dull facts that got him mocked in the first place and proved that he really really is not very interesting.

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