Thorndike Press

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

  • A. J. Jacobs
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  • ISBN-10: 1432844458
  • ISBN-13: 9781432844455
  • DDC: 929.1
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 460 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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About

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.”

That’s enough family members to fill Madison Square Garden four times over. Who are these people, A.J. wondered, and how do I find them? So began Jacobs’s three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history.

Jacobs’s journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, sung with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Whimsical but also full of solid journalism and eye-opening revelations about the history of humanity, the book is a real treat.”

— Booklist (starred)