The Puzzler will open readers’ eyes to the power of flexible thinking and concentration.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically goes on a rollicking journey to understand the enduring power of puzzles: Why people love them, what they do to their brains, and how they can improve our world.
Author A. J. Jacobs always comes up with fun creative books that spark curiosity. This one is no different. “It did lack cohesiveness but it was interesting reading about all the different histories and creators of the worlds best puzzles,” said a review in goodreads.com.
“Convinced that puzzles have made him a better person, Jacobs — four-time New York Times bestselling author — master of immersion journalism, and nightly crossworder — set out to determine their myriad benefits. And maybe, in the process, solve the puzzle of our very existence. Well, almost,” said the review.
“This is a great dive into the history of different puzzles, the quirky and unique people involved in competitions/industry/etc, and the popularity of puzzles throughout the ages.”