My Short, Happy Life In

My Short, Happy Life In "Jeopardy!"

by Brendan DuBois

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From award-winning mystery author Brendan DuBois comes this unique and inside view of America's favorite gameshow, "Jeopardy!"

As a lifelong reader, fan of trivia and watcher of "Jeopardy!", DuBois tried twice to become a contestant on this Emmy-award winning show. But the third time proved to be a charm as he successfully auditioned for the program, and flew from his rural New Hampshire home to Los Angeles to tape his appearance and go head-to-head among some of the smartest people in America.

Along the way he reveals information such as:

-- The best way to prepare as a contestant.

-- Important websites you should visit, and books you should read.

-- What's it like to be "behind the stage" as the show is taped.

-- And hey, what's Alex Trebek really like?

This humorous, self-deprecating, informative and suspenseful book will provide even the most casual "Jeopardy!" viewer with a unique look at America's most well-known gameshow. His appearance on "Jeopardy!" proved to be one of the most thrilling and unforgettable moments in his life, and this affectionate tale is a tribute to the people who make the show work.

Author's note: This book is not authorized by "Jeopardy!", CBS, Sony Television or any other entity associated with "Jeopardy!" CBS, Sony Television and "Jeopardy!" are all registered trademarks, and this work is not intended to infringe on any of these trademarks or associated rights.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016548845
Publisher: Brendan DuBois
Publication date: 04/12/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 644,701
File size: 219 KB

About the Author


Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of sixteen novels and more than 125 short stories. His novel, "Resurrection Day," won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternative History Novel of the Year. He is also a one-day "Jeopardy!" game show champion.

His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, nd numerous other magazines and anthologies including “The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century,” published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois

His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America. Visit his website at

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