Former Utahn Ken Jennings came to fame as the Jeopardy! contestant who holds the record for winning the most money on the show at the time, and the highest overall winnings on American game-show history. Since then, in addition to endorsements, speaking engagements, and television and radio appearances, he’s written several trivia and quiz books. But his most recent literary foray, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids (Scribner), takes a skeptical look at urban myths and folklore.
At The King’s English Bookshop, Jennings will read from this latest tome, and if it’s anything like his other books, it’s as entertaining as it is enlightening. It might not require the brainiac ability to tackle it that Jennings’ other books do—but knowing him, don’t be surprised if there’s a test at the end. (Brian Staker)
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