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A.J. Jacobs

The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment

Oct 1, 2009 • 7:00 pm ET
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A.J. Jacobs, the man who spent a year reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica and another year following every rule prescribed by the Bible—subsequently turning his experiences into the hilarious New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically—chronicles his recent adventures in extreme living in The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment.

With fearlessness, Jacobs immerses himself in month-long exercises in self-illumination—from assuming the identity of a beautiful young woman to living a life of total honesty. In Jacobs’ quest for self-improvement, he embarks on nine projects that deal with every aspect of modern life: Love, work, fame, truth and, of course, nudity. The results are equal parts funny and insightful.