Browse ken jenningss bestselling audiobooks and newest titles. Ken jennings audio books, best sellers, author bio. Become a presidential pro with this interactive trivia book from jeopardy. For millennia of human history, the future belonged to the strong. Ken jennings represents the state of washington, and paul bailey of colorado is the team manager. Discover more authors youll love listening to on audible. Presidents, youll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts. The witty and exuberant new york times bestselling author ken jennings relays the history of humor in lively, insightful, and crawling with goofy factlings, maria semple, author of whered you go bernadettefrom fart jokes on clay sumerian tablets to the latest twitter gags and facebook memes. Ken jennings has 20 books on goodreads with 41661 ratings. Blast off with excerpts from new books by william alexander, stuart gibbs, ken jennings, wesley king, and mark kelly. Jennings s charming, witty account reveals a whole other universe.
Ken jennings was born in 1974 just outside seattle, washington, but grew up overseas. Jennings won 74 games before he was defeated by challenger nancy zerg on his 75th appearance. Ken jenningss trivia almanac at over nine thousand questions, in fact, its the largest single collection of trivia questions ever produced in america in any form. Adventures in the curious, competitive, compulsive. Ken jennings who wants to be a millionaire wiki fandom. Because i said so the truth behind the myths, tales, and warnings every generation passes down to its kids by jennings, ken 124. Kenneth wayne jennings iii born may 23, 1974 holds the record.
Dylan was nine when i began the series, and was turning into the same kind of kid i had been, said jennings. Fans of comedy will love planet funny and will undoubtedly wonder why i am not mentioned more. Greek mythology ken jennings junior genius guides paperback. See all books authored by ken jennings, including maphead, and greek mythology, and more on. In maphead, geography lovers find each other former jeopardy.
Kliph nesteroff, author of the comedians americas biggest brain turns his. Much as brainiac offered a behindthescenes look at the littleknown demimonde of competitive trivia buffs, maphead finally gives equal time to that other downtrodden underclass. His son, dylan, now 11, has evidently inherited his fathers keen curiosity. Greek mythology by ken jennings, mike lowery nook book. Charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks is ken s followup to his 2005 bestseller brainiac. His books include brainiac, about the phenomenon of trivia in american culture, ken jennings s trivia almanac, the biggest american trivia book ever assembled, maphead, about his lifelong love of geography, and because i said so.
He is most known for holding the record for the longest winning streak on jeopardy. Ken jennings and james holzhauer shake hands after a jeopardy. His only lifeline to american pop culture during those years was tv on the armed forces network, where he watched jeopardy. Jennings also has a daughter, caitlin, who is seven. Ken jennings books list of books by author ken jennings. Ken founded thirdriver partners, a consultancy specializing in helping leaders and their teams by aligning everyone in the organization to their greater goals. In his latest book, ken jennings provides excellent insight in detailing how comedy has infiltrated every corner of contemporary american culture for better or for worse.
In autobiographical chapters he tells of his early interest in maps and considers the type of people who are drawn to maps pardon the pun. In planet funny, ken jennings explores this brave new comedic world and what it meansor doesntto be funny in it now. After winning, he began working on a book, brainiac. Charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, without expectations.
Did you know that abraham lincoln made thanksgiving a national holiday. Buy ken jennings ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device. Round, jennings wrote on his screen i for one welcome our new computer overlords. Back to his early life, ken jennings was born in edmonds, washington and grew up in seoul, south korea from 1981 to 1992 and singapore from 1992 to 1996, where his father worked for an international law firm and then as asia. Jennings lives in seattle with his wife mindy and two children. Maphead book by ken jennings official publisher page. The book will provide personal anecdotes along with trebeks insight on a myriad of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality and philanthropy. Ken jennings bio, net worth, affair, wife, age, facts.
Jennings recently spoke with the deseret news about the tournament, which aired in january. A recognized expert and trusted advisor in strategy, execution, and leadership with purpose, ken jennings draws on experiences across industries and sectors. Ken jennings generally travels from seattle, wa, usa and can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Ken jenningss top 10 the current the criterion collection. Here, he traces the evolution of humor in our culture and takes the pulse of our jokesaturated time, revealing the untold story of how we got to this point and exploring what it might mean to live in a postserious world. His family spent fifteen years in korea and singapore, where his father worked as an attorney. Ken jennings biography affair, married, wife, ethnicity.
Ken jennings is the alltime winningest champion in the history of the quiz show jeopardy. In addition to being my secret best friend, jeopardy. Charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks explores the world of map and geography enthusiasts. Ken jennings biography affair, married, wife, ethnicity, nationality, net worth, height married biography who is ken jennings. This book is full of fun facts and trivia questions about the u. Maps and geography book by ken jennings, mike lowery. Ken appeared as an expert for the ask the expert lifeline on. Unleash your inner genius and become a master of mythology with this interactive trivia book from jeopardy. How comedy took over our culture explores this brave new. Ken jennings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. Ken jennings s trivia almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the alltime jeopardy. Ken jennings, is a game show contestant and author, from seattle, washington. From the brilliantly witty and exuberant new york times bestselling author ken jennings, a history of humorfrom fart jokes on clay sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest twitter gags and facebook memesthat tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world. Alex trebek memoir set for july release hollywood reporter.
Kenneth wayne jennings iii born may 23, 1974 is an american game show contestant and. Presidents by ken jennings is a hilarious yet very informational book about the presidents this book was written by jeopardy champion ken jennings. Sam kean, author of the disappearing spoon jennings is a very witty, insightful writer and has written an entertaining and educational book about maps and the geeks who obsess over them. The author found inspiration for the series under his own roof. Ken jennings grew up in seoul, south korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show jeopardy. It was a calculated move, but jennings was visibly shocked by the outcome. Ken jennings speakers bureau and booking agent info. The book is meant as a love letter to comedy, but its also a cautionary tale about. He is the author of eleven books, including the bestselling brainiac, maphead, and because i said so. Kenneth wayne jennings iii born may 23, 1974 holds the record for the longest winning streak on the u. Ken jennings gleefully says ok boomer to alex trebek while solving jeopardy. Charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks ken jennings isbn.998 1540 1199 1299 1131 188 1059 1280 24 110 621 830 311 720 1168 590 654 633 1129 469 1013 680 538 731 542 94 136 1269 1027 1013 878 391 68 175 149