In the Introduction, best-selling author John Green explains that he used to be a book reviewer back in the pre-Internet days, when the content of the review--not a star rating system--was what mattered. Now, a star-rating system is ubiquitous...not just books but everything in our lives. So, with tongue in cheek, the author sets out here to provide star ratings on topics as far-ranging as Canada geese (2 stars), the Lascaux cave paintings (4 1/2 stars), Halley's Comet (4 1/2 stars), and Piggly Wiggly (2 1/2 stars). Along the way, we learn the fascinating history of a variety of topics, while simultaneously learning about the author's life. It's a good blend of nonfiction & memoir, and good for anyone who wants a fun, quick read that is easy to consume in chunks rather than one sitting.— Donna
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About the Author
B. J. Novak is well known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as a writer, actor, director, and executive producer. He is also acclaimed for his stand-up comedy; his performances in motion pictures; and his New York Times bestselling books, the children's book The Book With No Pictures and the short story collection One More Thing. A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature, he lives in Los Angeles, California.