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The Guinea Pig Diaries : My Life as an Experiment
by A. J. Jacobs and A. J. Jacobs

Overview - For his first hit title, Jacobs read the "Encyclopedia Britannica." For his second, he followed every single rule in the Bible. Now comes a collection of his most outrageous and thought-provoking experiments yet. In "The Guinea Pig Diaries," Jacobs goes undercover as a beautiful woman.  Read more...

 
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Overview
For his first hit title, Jacobs read the "Encyclopedia Britannica." For his second, he followed every single rule in the Bible. Now comes a collection of his most outrageous and thought-provoking experiments yet. In "The Guinea Pig Diaries," Jacobs goes undercover as a beautiful woman. He outsources everything in his life to India, from answering his emails to arguing with his wife. He spends two months saying whatever is on his mind. He lives like George Washington. Plus several other life-changing experiments--one of which involves public nudity.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743598743
  • ISBN-10: 0743598741
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 6


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 43.
  • Review Date: 2009-11-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

In these outrageous and thought-provoking vignettes, Jacobs uses his own life to explore a host of social and personal issues: he outsources every aspect of his life to a team in Bangalore, India; he practices “Radical Honesty” and attempts to speak nothing but the truth for a month; to understand fame, he poses as a celebrity at the Academy Awards; he submits to his wife's every whim. While the audiobook—which is wholly enjoyable—may have been significantly stronger if professionally narrated, Jacobs's reading is true to his text, and there's something undeniably appealing about listening to the author describe the bizarre situations into which he again and again chooses to place himself. A Simon & Schuster hardcover (Reviews, July 6). (Oct.)

 
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