A.J. Jacobs knows puzzles--he's even been a NEW YORK TIMES Crossword answer. Nevertheless, with self-deprecating humor he lets listeners commiserate with his frequent frustration over the most demanding puzzles. That's good because listeners will be stumped by the audio-exclusive teasers at the end of each chapter. They're fun--but harder to do on audio. Listeners' struggles make it even easier to laugh along with Jacobs's misadventures--such as his effort not to come in last at a jigsaw competition and his unorthodox technique with a Japanese puzzle box. There's a pdf with puzzles from the print edition and a prize puzzle open until May 3, 2023. Not a puzzler? Jacobs reminds everyone that the NEW YORK TIMES criticized the crossword craze before finally joining it in 1942. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593506271 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593506301 $76.00
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