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Random House (2023-10 (tentative))
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THE STORY OF EVERYTHING

From the Big Bang to the Far Future

by Urban, Timothy B.

With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence to marriage, Tim Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has taken the internet by storm. Since Tim began posting in 2013, he has been doing deep, deep dives into subjects that fascinate him. THE STORY OF EVERYTHING: The Big Bang to the Far Future will take us from the beginning of the “the Story” through the earliest signs of life, the evolution of mankind and civilization, and then far into the future – a future we can only imagine, but Tim will extrapolate and explain with his wisdom and humor.

Nearly 50 million unique visitors from every country around the world. The most viewed TED talk of 2016. A massive fan base that developed in just three years.

With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence to marriage, Tim Urban's blog,Wait But Why, has taken the internet by storm. Since Tim began posting in 2013, he has been doing deep, deep dives into subjects that fascinate him. Readers everywhere have come to rely on him for his thoroughly original, heavily researched, in-depth articles that feature more than a touch of humor. Wait But Why has amassed a stupendously loyal and immense following -- millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk, and legions of readers worldwide who have long been clamoring for one thing – more from Tim!

THE STORY OF EVERYTHING: The Big Bang to the Far Future will take us from the beginning of the “the Story” through the earliest signs of life, the evolution of mankind and civilization, and then far into the future – a future we can only imagine, but Tim will extrapolate and explain. In the vein of Randall Munroe’s What If? and Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, THE STORY OF EVERYTHING will synthesize the complexity of both recorded history and the vast unknown.

Among the internet universe of blogs, Wait But Why stands out for its unique mix of insight, rigor, lighthearted humor and the strength of Tim’s long-form writing. He creates every post with the goal of astounding, inspiring and entertaining readers. Interestingly, his longest pieces attract the largest readership – topped by his four-part series on Elon Musk, which has drawn over 4.5 million readers to date. For TED 2016, Tim was invited to give a talk based on his hugely popular article “Why do procrastinators procrastinate?” It’s an absolute smash that has been viewed some 7.7 million times.

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