The Guinea Pig Diaries

My Life as an Experiment
Author(s): A.J. Jacobs
Genre: Humor
Original Publish Date: Sep 08, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100134944
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743598750
Narrator/s: A.J. Jacobs
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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.

Professional reviews

"Author A.J. Jacobs returns with his latest project. This time he carries out a series of experiments over a year, including pretending to be a woman (online) and outsourcing as much of his life as possible. Jacobs is known for his projects. Previous efforts include a year in which he followed every rule of the Bible and another year spent reading the entire ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA. GUINEA PIG DIARIES is by far the most entertaining in the series. In a voice that would surely be described by Jacobs himself as nerdy, this master of the modern-day experiment delights listeners with his honesty and likability, as well as his hilarious anecdotes. Jacobs's narration makes the book all the more enjoyable simply because he makes us feel like we too are capable of pretty much anything. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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