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!
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
I could relate to Mr Jacobs pursuit of healthiness. I am confused on what to pursue and feel that I am damn if I do, damned if I don't. He helped a little with clearing up some of this confusion.
A.J. Jacob voice is a little whiney. Part of his charm I guess, but it grated on me a bit.
This book is entertaining an informative. It is easy to listen to and relate to. It isn't a guide to fitness and health, just a log of a journey. It might change your life, but then again it might just entertain you. Good book, enjoyable and informative. Worth a listen to.
Great story and a great listen. I knew I wanted to read this book but since I get motion sick on the bus, I was happy to enjoy the audio version on my commute. Jacobs has a great voice and reads with enthusiasm. I enjoy his little side stories about his wife, children, grandfather, crazy aunt and trips to the doctor. I was surprised this book didn't have a profound turning point where he really started shedding pounds drastically but I think his overall message is important: We're overwhelmed with health propaganda and we needed someone like him to investigate what works and what doesn't. Great, great book and I'd definitely recommend it!
I thought this book was well written and very witty. It actually had some imformation about different products or diet and exercise methods that I had read about and thought about trying.
This book was very entertaining but not one that stuck to my ribs. I enjoyed it at the time but almost forgot about it until I was looking through my library for something else to read.