Sunday, February 15, 2009
Book Report: The Jeopardy Book by Alex Trebek and Peter Barsocchini (1990)
I bought this book because it was $1 at St. Michael's and because our family and I have recently become fixated on this show. We watch it every night, and I took the online contestant test recently.

That said, the book is a little underwhelming. It was published in 1990, when the new show was 4 years old, so it's a very high level gloss over the show. A bit about Alex, a bit about contestants, something about how it's taped, and then lots of trivia answers, mostly laid out like game boards so fewer questions would win more space.

I guess there are some other books out there about the show that give a real insider's view of the process, including a couple written by contestants. I should check those out.

So I guess it was an okay thing if you're into the game show, but as I said, underwhelming.

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