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The Puzzler by A.J. Jacobs
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Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593136713

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“Humans are obsessed with puzzles, and A.J. Jacobs is obsessed with figuring out why. Of all the gifts he possesses as a writer, his second-greatest is his ability to make you think and make you laugh at the same time. In these delightful pages, you’ll find a clue about what his greatest gift might be.”—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

“As a devotee of crosswords, anagrams, and A.J. Jacobs, I knew I would love this book. What I did not anticipate: The Soviet Camping Puzzle!  The Ellis Island Jigsaw!  A visit to CIA headquarters! Most puzzle books are all brain; this one has heart. As A.J. learns with his singular performance at the World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship, puzzles bring us together—as families and as Earthlings. Even better, they brought A.J. Jacobs gobs of grade-A fodder for another charming, funny, winning book.”—Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Fuzz

“Even though I’ve never attempted the New York Times crossword puzzle or solved the Rubik’s Cube, I couldn’t put down The Puzzler. A.J. Jacobs’s fascinating, hilarious investigation of our human love for puzzles is packed with intriguing real-life stories, information, and research—and he also illuminates ways that we might play our way toward solutions for an often puzzling world. I’ll never look at a jigsaw puzzle or a Sudoku page the same way again.”—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of Outer Order, Inner Calm

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