Drop Dead Healthy

One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: C5542
Released: Apr 13, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449818883
Narrator/s: A.J. Jacobs
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Heralded as the king of "immersion journalism," New York Times best-selling author A.J. Jacobs sets off on his most daunting experiment yet. In Drop Dead Healthy, Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man alive-at times to his (extremely patient) wife's chagrin. Relating his tussle with the often nonsensical world of dieting and exercise advice, Jacobs goes to excruciating (and hilarious) lengths in the pursuit of perfection.

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Author(s): A.J. Jacobs
Narrator(s): A.J. Jacobs
Product Number Z05111
Released: Apr 10, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464040962
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Author(s): A.J. Jacobs
Narrator(s): A.J. Jacobs
Product Number MP0434
Released: May 04, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464037313
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Author(s): A.J. Jacobs
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Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439110157

Professional reviews

"A.J. Jacobs has made a career out of his annual explorations; he spent a year living biblically and a year learning the encyclopedia. Now he's spent a year exploring the ways humans maintain their health. Each month is dedicated to different body parts or health theories, and no trend is too obscure to merit attention--whether it's orthorexics (health-food obsessives who endanger their own health) or cavemen (those who espouse boiled meat and running barefoot through Central Park). Health experts, it turns out, are often just people who stack some initials after their name, and Jacobs struggles to be the voice of reason above the din of contradictory advice. The author reads his work with conviction though some listeners may find his persevering tone not unlike that of a precocious child constantly tugging at your arm. R.W.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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