My Life as An Experiment

My Life as An Experiment

One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as A Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, Add Other Radical Tests

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Baker & Taylor
A.J. explores the big issues of our time--happiness, dating, morality, marriage--by immersing himself in eye-opening situations. In his role as human guinea pig, Jacobs fearlessly takes on a series of life-altering challenges that provides readers with equal parts insight and humor. (And drives his patient wife, Julie, to the brink of insanity.) Among the many adventures: He outsources his life to a team of people in Bangalore, India. He spends a month practicing Radical Honesty, in which you say what's on your mind. He goes to the Academy Awards disguised as a movie star, to understand the strange and warping effects of fame. He commits himself to ultimate rationality, using cutting-edge science to make the best decisions possible. He attempts to followGeorge Washington's rules of life. And, for a month, he followed his wife's every whim.--From publisher description.

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The best-selling memoirist of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically describes his experiments with a variety of activities from going undercover as a woman and outsourcing to India to saying whatever is on his mind and embarking on public nudity. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Describes the author's experiments with a variety of activities from going undercover as a woman and outsourcing to India to saying whatever is on his mind and embarking on public nudity.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk
ISBN: 9781439104996
1439104999
Branch Call Number: 817.54 J151m
Characteristics: xiv, 250 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Guinea pig diaries

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