Which Famous Writers Are Related to A.J. Jacobs?

By Maryann Yin 

AJ Jacobs (GalleyCat)In the past, A.J. Jacobs revealed that he has several famous “cousins” including former President George H. W. Bush, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.

Over the weekend, Jacobs hosted the Global Family Reunion in New York. The journalist shared an extended family tree which unveiled his connection to several notable authors.

According to Jacobs’ research, he is cousin to the following writers: English playwright William Shakespeare, Green Eggs and Ham creator Dr. Seuss, comics legend Stan Lee, horror master Stephen King, and Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway. Click here to watch a TED talk about the origins of this genealogy project.