The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment
The uproarious New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All gathers his adventures as a human guinea pig into one of the funniest and most enlightening books of the year. • An irresistible page-turner filled with surprising wisdom: For his first hit... show more
The uproarious New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All gathers his adventures as a human guinea pig into one of the funniest and most enlightening books of the year. • An irresistible page-turner filled with surprising wisdom: For his first hit book, Jacobs read the Encyclopedia Britannica. For his second, he followed every single rule in the Bible. Now comes a collection of his most outrageous and thought-provoking experiments yet. In The Guinea Pig Diaries, Jacobs goes undercover as a beautiful woman. He outsources everything in his life to India, from answering his emails to arguing with his wife. He spends two months saying whatever is on his mind. He lives like George Washington. Plus several other life-changing experiments—one of which involves public nudity. • Amazing sales record: The humor of A.J. Jacobs has produced sales that are anything but laughable. His books have more than half a million copies in print, and they have spent a combined twenty-nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists and counting. He has inspired many imitators, but none has matched his ability to combine side-splitting entertainment with profound life lessons. • A media favorite: To promote his books, Jacobs has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, Conan O’Brien, and NPr’s Fresh Air. Jacobs is all over the Internet as well, from Slate to the Huffington Post to Playboy.com. He is a regular contributor to NPR’s Weekend Edition. And he’s the editor-at-large at Esquire magazine, where versions of some of these experiments have appeared.
Publish date: September 8th 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
A. J. Jacobs is an excellent guinea pig - trying odd experiments (only tell the WHOLE truth for a month; outsourcing his life to assistants overseas) and writing about them in a witty, enticing way. The only downside was that a lot of these essays I had previously read, so that was a bit disappoint...
I'm not sure why A.J. Jacobs has been off my radar all this time! I'm glad I found him.I read this book in one day and chortled the entire time, much to the dismay of my husband who didn't really want to know what I was reading but couldn't help himself from asking, "What?" in a resigned voice every...
Contrary to the opinion of some of my otherwise right-thinking online book review friends, I thought this was better than Jacobs's previous two books. Perhaps this is because those challenges' massive scope and long duration (reading the encyclopedia and living by biblical precepts) were enormous, w...
I am having trouble typing now because I jammed my left middle finger on Thanksgiving and it is currently bound to my left index finger to keep it from moving in various painful and uncomfortable ways. Since I basically do all of my typing with my two index fingers and my right pinkie I am kind of f...
You know who Jacobs is. You’ve probably heard about him, even if you didn’t read his book. He’s the guy who read all the Encyclopedia Britannica, A to Z. He followed that up in his second book by attempting to live by the precepts of the Bible. I will never forget the chapter where he decides to tak...