Jacobs is a relatable, anxious, narrator. He is honest about his life and his health status.
He is not consistent in his monthly reporting. I want to know how many pounds he weighed each month so I can hear how he is improving, etc. He does not try diets that are truly sensible - I'd love to hear how he did on a recommended and healthy diet rather than just a juice fast.
He's funny and willing to try things like accupuncture.
Yes, Jacobs is a very entertaining writer and his reading is just terrific. The information is good, because he is able to access people who are experts in the field that he is talking about.
There were many wonderful chapters, but the chapter on germs was one of my favorites.
I was not familiar with AJ Jacobs, but now I feel as though I know his entire family! He is not only a great writer, but he is a wonderful narrator. This is a truly entertaining book, and I literally laughed out loud at some of his health experiments....I'm pretty sure my ears are healthier by listening to the book instead of reading it. It's an aural thing.
I loved the relaxed conversational style of the author and narrator. There is something special when an author reads his/her own work. AJ Jacobs has a natural delivery and easy going style. I learnt so much - however I will definitely listen again for the gems I missed.
AJ's account of the conversations with his grandfather, and also the triathlon event.
I loved the account of the 'cave man' work out in Central Park, and the odd characters mentioned throughout the book.
Dont knock it till you've tried it? Check!
Looking forward to the authors next work.
Avid reader with eclectic tastes - I know what I like!
I haven't read the print version, so it would be unfair to compare. However, I love a book read by an author when they convey their tone, voice and meaning so well. A. J. Jacobs does all that.
"I want it, I want it, I really, really want it!" I still laugh when recalling this section.
He has a self effacing, wry sense of humor while still conveying his interest in the world and willingness to give new things a try.
I love that the author.'s wife and kids, and friends and family, are willing to "play along" when he thrusts new experiences upon them. Funny as it is, it also shows how much they care about him and the things he tries or embraces. And in doing so, he broadens their horizons, too. Not always for the best, but definitely broader!
More, please, A.J.!
I liked it ok BUT I still thing his other book year of living biblical was more fresh funny
Possibly as content was interesting, informative and humorous
Interest in taking charge of your health
I like all of his books and this was the first one I listened to. I enjoyed it very much and the content was very good. Basic but still with good information. I am now considering listening to other books of Jacobs.
I don't think so. He was a good writer and all, but hearing him jaunt about spending money and time doing this outrageous stuff started to get my jealousy going.
His voice, his personality, his true perspective as he wrote it. :-)
no no. It's not made for that.
This was a good read. Sometimes unrelateable and at times definately unbelievable. There were some topics I thoguht he could have developed more and others could have been left out or the detail pared down. It's good for a laugh, but not as a reference guide.
I enjoy books by A.J. Jacobs, and have listened to all of them and enjoyed them all. This one did not disappoint and is one of my favorites of his books. I am glad that he narrated it himself, which makes it even better.
Most of us need to get healthier, and this book was a fun way to learn healthier habits. It helps by wading through the current health info out there and make sense of it. And A. J. doesn't just tell us, he tries it for us!