By A. J. Jacobs
For his first ebook, The Know-It-All, A. J. Jacobs learn the full Encyclopædia Britannica from conceal to hide in a quest to profit every little thing on the earth. In The yr of dwelling Biblically, he each rule of the Bible -- from the 10 Commandments correct on all the way down to stoning adulterers.
Now comes a suite of his so much hilarious and thought-provoking experiments but. In his function as human guinea pig, Jacobs fearlessly takes on a chain of life-altering demanding situations that gives readers with equivalent elements perception and humor. (And which drives A.J.'s sufferer spouse, Julie, to the edge of insanity.)
Among the numerous adventures:
• He outsources his existence. A.J. hires a staff of individuals in Bangalore, India, to keep up every thing in his existence from answering his e-mails to arguing together with his spouse.
• He spends a month practising Radical Honesty -- a circulation that encourages us to take away the filters among our brains and mouths. (To provide you with an concept of what occurred, the identify of the bankruptcy is "I imagine you are Fat.")
• He is going to the Academy Awards disguised as a film big name to appreciate the unusual and warping results of fame.
• He commits himself to final rationality, utilizing state of the art technological know-how to make the easiest judgements attainable. It adjustments the way in which he makes offerings tremendous and small, from what to shop for on the supermarket to easy methods to check with his childrens. And his revelations will swap the way you make judgements, too.
• He makes an attempt to keep on with George Washington's principles of existence, uncovering awesome truths approximately management and politics within the twenty-first century. He additionally spends loads of time bowing and doffing his hat.
• after which there is the month while he his wife's each whim -- foot massages, Kate Hudson video clips, and all. looking on your standpoint, it is both the simplest or worst suggestion within the heritage of yank marriage.
a mixture of invoice Bryson, George Plimpton, and Malcolm Gladwell, A.J. explores the large problems with our time -- happiness, relationship, morality, marriage -- via immersing himself in eye-opening events. you can be entertained through those tales -- a few of that are new, a few of which had their commence in Esquire journal. yet you are going to additionally learn how to examine lifestyles in new methods.
The Guinea Pig Diaries is a publication full of either laughs and enlightenment -- and that is a promise we will make with Radical Honesty.
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You have to be interested in the topic. That’s rule number one. If you aren’t passionate, it shows. But if you are committed to the possibility of change, then there’s nothing like it. And these experiences have, in fact, transformed my life for good. I may not keep everything from each experiment—after my year of living biblically, I decided to shave my beard and hang up my robe and sandals. But I do still observe the Sabbath, I still say prayers of thanksgiving every day (even though I’m an agnostic, go figure), and I still try not to covet and gossip, with varying degrees of success.
I haven’t taken drugs since college. But I know exactly what he means about opening doors. That’s what I’ve tried to do in my career and in this book, The Guinea Pig Diaries. I hope you like what I’ve found behind them. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY F. SCOTT SCHAFER Chapter One My Life as a Beautiful Woman I’ve been a beautiful woman for fifty days, and no one has compared me to a summer’s day. No one has said my lips are like rose blossoms or my throat is as smooth as alabaster. Men don’t have time for that anymore.
The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A. J. Jacobs