My Life as An Experiment
One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as A Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, and Other Radical TestsBook - 2010
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 follow George Washington's rules of life. And, for a month, he followed his wife's every whim.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: xiv, 250 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Call Number: 814.54 JAC