The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs

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The Guinea Pig Diaries
by A.J. Jacobs
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (July 13, 2010) 
ISBN-10: 1439104999
ISBN-13: 978-1439104996 

Annotation/Flashtalk: Could you live without telling a lie for 30 days? How hard is it to focus on just one task at a time? Can you successfully outsource an argument with your spouse?

A.J. Jacobs is up to it again, this time instead of one big experiment, like his "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible" or "The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World," this time he does a series of 30-day experiments.  A.J. takes on:
  • Radical Honesty
  • Living like George Washington
  • Outsourcing his life
  • Walking the Red Carpet
  • Trying to be totally rational and remove bias from his life
  • Being a unitasker and focusing on one task at a time
  • Using his writing skills to get his nanny a date
  • Posing naked for Esquire
  • And for his "saintly" wife Julie, a month doing EVERYTHING she asks.
Jacobs writes of his "experiments" with his usual humor, insight, and journalistic approach that readers of his previous work have come to expect.

Genre/Subgenre: Non-Fiction/Humor

Evaluation: 3-stars

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