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The Jeopardy! Book: The Answers, the Questions, the Facts, and the Stories of the Greatest Game Show in History Paperback – October 1, 1990

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YA-- Answer: Where to find all you want to know about a popular game show. Question: What is The Jeopardy! Book? Included are the history of the game, sheet music for the theme, what to study, playing strategies, sample game boards and contestant exams, statistics, and trivia. The attractive format, readable style, and popular subject make this a book that fans will read through, then browse repeatedly.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060965118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060965112
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By M. H. Bayliss on August 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
It's a shame this book is out of print because there are thousands of devoted Jeopardy! watchers who would really enjoy this book. Not only does it trace the origins of the game (Merv Griffin's inspiration) and its history, it gives tons of tips that would be of use to a potential player. The biggest difference between the old game (with Art Fleming) and the new game is that in the old days, you could ring in anytime, so fast readers were rewarded. Now, you must wait until Alex finishes the question before you can ring in. That changed the game's dynamics quite a bit. There are virtually thousands of interesting tidbits within these pages: why it's impossible to cram, why men tend to be better at it than women, why it's so hard to get on the show even if you do well on the test, why contestants in second or third place no longer get to keep their money, etc... The book even includes sample Jeopardy! boards from popular categories. Even if you can't buy a copy of this book, I know it's available in many public libraries since it was published about 10 years ago. I highly recommend it to Jeopardy! fans. It definitely gives you an appreciation for even the losing players since it is much harder than you might think to play and play well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on August 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for a peek behind the scenes of the show... in 1990. The tryout process has changed a bit, with the online testing taking the place of sending in a postcard and hoping to be invited to a test, but I can't imagine too much has changed in the production process (especially the strict segregation of clue writers and contestants).

The meat of this book is the 10 or so actual games printed in the book, though it's unfortunate that the answer pages (well, technically, the "question page", am I right?) are not marked in such a way that you can easily avoid accidentally spoiling your playing along. As another reviewer has mentioned, given the fact that this book is now 22+ years old, some of the clues are dated, but they seem to have done a good job of choosing clues that have stood the test of time.

All in all, this book and the Jeopardy! DVD are great gifts for the fan or aspiring contestant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on June 7, 2012
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Obviously, this book was published many years ago. My used version is in very good condition but some of the trivia is not up to current standards and events (obviously). Definately would reccomend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Asa Walker on March 9, 2014
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This is a great book for that friend who is a trivia buff
or a great Jeopardy fan in general. They will love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly on November 15, 2014
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This book was for a resident at a independent living community and SHE loved it.... Thank you for making her smile
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