Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know But Never Learned About People, Places, Events, And More!

Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know But Never Learned About Famous People, Exceptional Places, Historical Happenings, Holidays and Traditions, Everyday Objects, Remarkable Inventions, Space, Sports, Food, Entertainment and More! is a compendium of around 275 columns, sorted into the subject categories listed in the subtitle. Quizzes on the atomic bomb, hamburgers, football, and The Wizard of Oz are included, along with the Emancipation Proclamation, cold weather, and Mother Theresa, to name a few.

Like all of Ken Davis' Don't Know Much About audiobooks, Don't Know Much About Anything will educate and inform listeners while allowing them to have fun.

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By Susan (Chicago, IL) · ★☆☆☆☆ · August 03, 2008
True fans of trivia are bound to be disappointed with this assortment of questions and answers. For more in-depth information on similar topics (and more background on history myths), better look to The Book of General Ignorance. This book might have at least been more enjoyable to read had it ha... ...more
By lyndsay (Lancaster, CA) · ★★☆☆☆ · June 25, 2008
This was my first K.Davis purchase and was sorely disappointed due to the lack of substance to each topic offered. The subjects are only briefly explained (one paragraph) then a few questions are asked about it.

The information is given in the question/answer or true/false format, the answers bein... ...more
By Gina (Beaverton, OR) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 27, 2011
Davis tries a different approach here, giving a page per topic with a short blurb followed by questions so you can quiz yourself. It did not work for me. Where his other books have been so interesting and educational, this one was too disjointed and shallow, and sometimes information on different... ...more
By Bill (Gonzales, LA) · ★★☆☆☆ · November 21, 2007
I much prefer his narrative books to this quiz format. The content was generally good, while he occasionally contradicted himself in a few places. For example, saying in one place that all U.S. Presidents have followed George Washington's lead in adding "So help me God." to the end of their oath.... ...more
By Jamie (Indianapolis, IN) · ★☆☆☆☆ · December 23, 2011
Not for me. I listened to it in the car... I found the kid's voice that asked the questions to grow annoying and after having read first family, I much rather learn about history in less of a fast food way. With that said it could be great for someone else.... ...more
By Elyse · ★★☆☆☆ · December 17, 2012
A trivia book written in a "Question-Answer" format. Some questions were impossible to answer (at least for number challenged me), ie the population of a place, the distance between here and there. Some questions were asked twice! A sloppy piece of work. ...more
By Cheryl (Austin, TX) · ★★★★☆ · November 20, 2012
This book is a great concept to learn basic history and entertainment milestones that I would relate to being top "trivia" type questions. For me it was a good refresher for some key historic facts that you just forget over the years. ...more
By Sarah (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · April 05, 2011
I love this series of books but this one was kind of a let down with the layout and style. Rather than a page about the person or place or event, it's a blurb and then the answers to just four or five brief questions. ...more
By Nohreen (Princeton, NJ) · ★★★☆☆ · August 06, 2013
Fun to read, but I was hoping for more details and information on the collection of trivia in this book. One page devoted for most of them is not enough and doesn't give much. ...more