A collection of A.J. Jacobs’s hilarious adventures as a human guinea pig, including “My Outsourced Life,” “The Truth About Nakedness,” and a never-before-published essay.
One man. Ten extraordinary quests.
Bestselling author and human guinea pig A.J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington’s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty," brushes his teeth with the world’s most rational toothpaste, and outsources every part of his life to India—including reading bedtime stories to his kids.
And in a new adventure, Jacobs undergoes scientific testing to determine how he can put his wife through these and other life-altering experiments—one of which involves public nudity.
Filled with humor and wisdom, My Life as an Experiment will immerse you in eye-opening situations and change the way you think about the big issues of our time—from love and work to national politics and breakfast cereal.
Interesting but nutty
This book is interesting but his ideas are sometimes nutty
fun and engaging
i was upstate visting my mother - as in the country out of the nyc - and i decided to start walking every day slightly out of boredom. so i downloaded a bunch of my mothers books on tape for five mile walks. i can say that this was very engaging and enough to distract me walking up hills in the rain with two miles to go. i also listened to david sedaris which i went through very quickly since it was only three hours. this book is fun and well read and perfect for listening too. im a writer and i found his simple prose and straight forward sense of humor refreshing. id get it if you need something amusing to listen to on the subway or the car on the way to work. i did find myself coming back from my walk today and cleaning my apartment cause i still wanted to listen. so im getting things done because of it. pretty impressive.
An interesting approach to life.
I really liked his previous books, although his waspy-nesh kinda turns me off. This is a good look into the act of making these strange stunt memoirs.Lots of good stories in here.The best way to explain A.J. Jacobs is "Neat."