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.
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
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About the Author
Hometown:New York, NY
Date of Birth:March 20, 1968
Place of Birth:New York, NY
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My Life as an Experiment
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Unitasker 1
Chapter 2 My Outsourced Life 33
Chapter 3 I Think You're Fat 53
Chapter 4 240 Minutes of Fame 73
Chapter 5 The Rationality Project 89
Chapter 6 The Truth About Nakedness 117
Chapter 7 What Would George Washington Do? 129
Chapter 8 My Life as a Beautiful Woman 159
Chapter 9 Whipped 179
Chapter 10 Do I Love My Wife? 209
Author's Note 221
Appendix A 223
Appendix B 231