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By Ben Sherwood

It is a tale of the best love, ever.  An outlandish declare, outrageous might be, yet belief me--

And so start the mesmerizing, unforgettable story of J. J. Smith, Keeper of the documents for The publication of documents, a normal guy looking for the extraordinary.  J.J. has clocked the world's longest non-stop kiss, 30 hours and forty five minutes.  He has confirmed the lengthiest unmarried unbroken apple peel, 172 ft and four inches.  He has measured the farthest flight of a champagne cork from an untreated, unheated bottle 177 toes nine inches.  He has tasted the world's greatest menu merchandise, whole-roasted Bedouin camel.

But in all his event from Australia to Zanzibar, J.J. hasn't ever witnessed nice love until eventually he comes upon a tiny windswept city within the heartland of the US, the place parents nonetheless discuss relations, religion, and crops.  Here, the place he final expects it, J.J. discovers an international list try out like no different: Piece by means of piece, a farmer is consuming a Boeing 747 to turn out his love for a woman.

In this massive panorama of cornfields and lightning storms, J.J. is doubly astounded to be struck through love from a similar girl, Willa Wyatt of the honey eyes and wild blond hair.  It is a sense past degree, throwing J.J.'s rigorously ordered global the other way up, proving that hears, like global documents, might be damaged, and the best wonders in lifestyles cannot be qualified.

Richly romantic, whimsical, and uplifting, The guy Who Ate the 747 is a flight of fancy from begin to finish.  It stretches mind's eye, bends physics and biology, yet think it a little and you can end up attaining in your personal documents, the sort that actually count.  Written with tenderness, originality, and perception, jam-packed with outdated heat and newfangled humor, it's a unprecedented novel, a came across treasure that marks the emergence of a tremendous storytelling tale.

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Then one morning, as he packed his roll-on suitcase, Emily’s good-bye speech floated across the bedroom. “You spend your life searching for greatness,” Emily said, handing over the ring in the velvet box it came in. ” “But I love you,” he said. ” Her decision made no sense. By his count, their 4-year engagement hadn’t even come close to the world record, 67 years, held by Octavio Guilén and Adriana Martínez of Mexico City. Emily smiled, her lips a bit crooked. ” She wiped a tear from her ocean-colored eyes.

I recorded Donna Griffith’s 978-day sneezing fit and documented Charles Osborne’s hiccup attack that lasted 68 years. 3 My specialty: all things superlative. Yet I gladly admit I am a supremely average man. 6 pounds, born and raised in the Midwest. My given name, John, is unexceptional. My family name, Smith, is the closest I come to a world record. It is the most common surname in the English-speaking world: 2,382,500 people share its distinction in the United States. , my mother’s way of setting me apart from my father, John Smith, his father, John Smith, his father’s father, and all the John Smiths in the world.

A spectator screamed. Doctors rushed forward to treat the toppled man. One medic pressed an oxygen mask to his face; another listened for the murmuring of his heart. The woman stood over her partner, weeping, as cameramen angled for pictures. J. closed his rule book, slipped it in his well-worn calfskin briefcase. His limbs cracked as he stood; it had been a long 31 hours. He straightened his blazer and grabbed his roll-on from under the table. Careful to avoid contact with the losers, he tried to slip into the crowd.

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