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Silver Spring, MD, United States
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  • The Guinea Pig Diaries

  • My Life as an Experiment
  • By: A. J. Jacobs
  • Narrated by: A. J. Jacobs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Best-selling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington’s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty", brushes his teeth with the world’s most rational toothpaste, and outsources every part of his life to India—including reading bedtime stories to his kids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but hard to listen to.

  • By Rikki on 09-12-12

Made the Miles Slide By

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-11

I listened to this book as I ran through a chilly autumn, and I was laughing practically from the very first few paragraphs. Jacobs is funny, yet also a bit thought-provoking. It never dragged, and it kept me absorbed so much that I often wished I didn't have to quit running so I could hear a little more.