Now I Know More

  • by Dan Lewis
  • Narrated by Anthony Haden Salerno
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dan Lewis, creator of the Webby Award-winning Now I Know newsletter, is back with 101 unbelievable-but-true stories to blow your mind. Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and 99 more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this audiobook, you really will know more!


What the Critics Say

"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." (BoingBoing)
"A mind-tickling encyclopedia... Now I Know is a treat in its entirety... an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know... but are glad you found." (Brain Pickings)


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Customer Reviews

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Would you try another book from Dan Lewis and/or Anthony Haden Salerno?

Maybe from the author, but not the narrator

Has Now I Know More turned you off from other books in this genre?

I usually enjoy trivia and random facts. I stopped listening because of the narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Strange 'breathy' style of reading and a number of mispronunciations. Febewary for February and Obstensibly for Ostensibly come immediately to mind.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Now I Know More?

I would find a new narrator and pay more attention to quality control.

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- Pat

Light & Fun (Sometimes Creepy)

We're just a batty lot, we humans are; the way our minds work, the choices we make. "Now I Know More" is a wonderfully enjoyable compilation of facts/stories that are totally irrelevant to life, but are fascinating nonetheless and bring to life history and human nature. Human nature: LBJ screeching to people in the car that THE BRAKES HAVE GONE OUT (just to mess with their minds) to Putin bringing his dogs around when he knows Germany's Angela Merkel was bitten by a dog in her childhood. History: A family who lived in Siberia and only knew advances had happened by watching "fire in the sky" (satellites), until they all died there by themselves to a cigarette company helping reconstruct one of China's regions most devastated by earthquakes. All the while passing out cigarette candies to children.
Simply extraordinary. Some of these things are so entertaining, some of them are so freakin' sad, some of them are so galling. But they're only skimmed, so this is not a deep listen that gets you enraged: It only makes you think, makes you awed, makes you chuckle, makes you irked.
And there are ditties that you'll never forget: The $20,000,000 wired "Spy Cat" who, and I know the tragedy of this one, doesn't look both ways before crossing the street. And, oh so many more.
This is a wonderful book! Sometimes you just can't listen to a 20-hour serious non-fiction audiobook; you just need a mind-breeze that lets you laugh and think. Something well-structured, with perfect segues, and great narration.
And now I know why my beloved magenta is nowhere on the ROY G. BIV spectrum. A tragedy, still...
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- Gillian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios