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Just the Right Book Podcast: YOU May Be Related to Hillary Clinton

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Author A.J. Jacobs recently discovered that he was related to President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga and Donald Trump! Jacobs’ latest book, “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” was born out of this one email: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.” The journalist and contributing writer for Esquire who is best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments shares how he chronicled his three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history. The number of people who have had their DNA analyzed with home genealogy kits like AncestryDNA more than doubled during 2017 and now exceeds 12 million. We also speak to Gael LeLamer, Book Buyer at Books…

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Just the Right Books Podcast: A.J. Jacobs Reads from ‘It’s All Relative’

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A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, and contributing writer for Esquire and is best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. His latest book “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree” chronicles Jacobs’s three-year journey to help build the biggest family tree in history. You can hear Roxanne’s full interview with A.J. next week on Just the Right Book but for this week’s Bookmarks episode we decided to give you a special look inside the book with an excerpt of “It’s All Relative” read by A.J. Jacobs himself. Later this week on Just the Right Book Pocast, you can hear Connecticut author Amy Bloom talk about her latest book, “White Houses.” Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!

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