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Jacobs, A. J. 1968-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 217 publications in 11 languages and 10,484 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Humorous fiction  FAQs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: BS511.3, 220
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. J Jacobs
The year of living biblically : one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible by A. J Jacobs( Book )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to dive in headfirst and attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to play a ten-string harp; to stone adulterers. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal
The guinea pig diaries : my life as an experiment by A. J Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.J. explores the big issues of our time--happiness, dating, morality, marriage--by immersing himself in eye-opening situations. In his role as human guinea pig, Jacobs fearlessly takes on a series of life-altering challenges that provides readers with equal parts insight and humor. (And drives his patient wife, Julie, to the brink of insanity.) Among the many adventures: He outsources his life to a team of people in Bangalore, India. He spends a month practicing Radical Honesty, in which you say what's on your mind. He goes to the Academy Awards disguised as a movie star, to understand the strange and warping effects of fame. He commits himself to ultimate rationality, using cutting-edge science to make the best decisions possible. He attempts to follow George Washington's rules of life. And, for a month, he followed his wife's every whim.--From publisher description
Fractured fairy tales by A. J Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of humorous stories in which traditional fairy tales are transformed into wacky parables filled with puns, wit and irony, and twisted to have silly and unexpected endings
The year of living biblically : [one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible] by A. J Jacobs( Recording )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the author's quest to live one year in literal compliance with biblical rules, from being fruitful and multiplying to growing a beard and avoiding mixed-fiber clothing
The guinea pig diaries : [my life as an experiment] by A. J Jacobs( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's essays on his adventures as a human guinea pig who engages in a series of humorous life-altering challenges
My life as an experiment : one man's humble quest to improve himself by living as a woman, becoming George Washington, telling no lies, add other radical tests by A. J Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.J. explores the big issues of our time--happiness, dating, morality, marriage--by immersing himself in eye-opening situations. In his role as human guinea pig, Jacobs fearlessly takes on a series of life-altering challenges that provides readers with equal parts insight and humor. (And drives his patient wife, Julie, to the brink of insanity.) Among the many adventures: He outsources his life to a team of people in Bangalore, India. He spends a month practicing Radical Honesty, in which you say what's on your mind. He goes to the Academy Awards disguised as a movie star, to understand the strange and warping effects of fame. He commits himself to ultimate rationality, using cutting-edge science to make the best decisions possible. He attempts to follow George Washington's rules of life. And, for a month, he followed his wife's every whim.--From publisher description
The know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world by A. J Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is part memoir and part education, as the author shares his hilarious and enlightening quest to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. From his new marriage, to his complicated relationship with his father, to his day job as an editor at Esquire, Jacobs explores the real meaning of intelligence
What it feels like( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered what it feels like: to be stuck in a tornado' "[It] is exactly the feel of a freight train approaching'that low, ever-louder howl and the shuddering ground." to participate in an orgy' "And all the while, the thought that keeps going through your mind (and through the cab ride home, and into breakfast the next day): 'I'm at an orgy! I'm at an orgy!'" to have a severe stutter' "The thing is, there's a disconnect thing between my mind and my tongue. My mind's processing a thousand words a minute, and the tongue is only squeezing out ten or twelve." to be a mob hitman' "It's nerve-racking. Don't let anyone tell you any different. Anybody who's any good at this is concentrating with every nerve in their body, trying to get it done right and trying not to get caught." to be 105 years old' "I was born in 1897 and I've seen a lot in the world. I've seen everything there is to see. You look back and tell yourself, 'What have I been doing all these years''" If these tidbits whet your appetite for real, first-person accounts of some of life's most exhilarating, harrowing, or downright strange experiences, then you'll be sucked in by Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like. Collected by the ever-curious editors of Esquire magazine, here are more than fifty gripping tales'straight from the mouths of the people who've lived them. From the Trade Paperback edition
The two kings by A. J Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britannica & ich : von einem, der auszog, der klügste Mensch der Welt zu werden by A. J Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In knapp 15 Monaten hat der amerikanische Journalist und Buchautor die gesamte äEncyclopedia Britannicaä am Stück durchgelesen, was ihm in dieser Zeit widerfuhr, welchen Einfluss das auf sein Leben hatte, das schildert er in dieser äAutobiografieä ganz eigener Prägung
Wo de bai lao shu kuang xiang qu : 9 xiang zui bao xiao de feng kuang sheng huo shi yan, li shi 15 nian de zhen xin hua da mao xian! by A. J Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drop dead healthy : one man's humble quest for bodily perfection by A. J Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a hilarious account of one man's painful journey from slob to superman, and a fascinating and eye-opening examination of what it really means to be healthy
America Off-Line : the complete Outernet starter kit by A. J Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saufit von einem, der auszog, nie wieder krank zu werden by A. J Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baiburu man : Gendai NY de seisho no oshie o chujitsu ni mamottemita 1nenkan nikki by A. J Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mensch, bist du dick geworden! wie ich einmal immer die Wahrheit sagte und andere Selbstversuche by A. J Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of deacidification on the detorioration of paper by Jonathan S Arney( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of oxygen on the fading of organic colorants by Jonathan S Arney( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal d'un cobaye : ma vie est une expérience by A. J Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The know-it-all : [one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world] by A. J Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom"--Book description
 
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The year of living biblically : one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible
Alternative Names
A. J. Jacobs Amerikaans schrijver

A. J. Jacobs giornalista e scrittore statunitense

A. J. Jacobs periodista estatunidenc

A. J. Jacobs periodista y escritor estadounidense

A. J. Jacobs US-amerikanischer Journalist und Buchautor

A・J・ジェイコブズ アメリカ合衆国のジャーナリスト、著作家

Jacobs, A. J. 1968-

Jacobs, A. J. (Arnold J.), 1968-

Jacobs, Arnold Stephen.

Jacobs Arnold Stephen 1968-....

Jacobs, Arnold Stephen 1968- Jr

Jacobs, Arnold Stephen Jr. 1968-

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제이콥스, A. J. 1968-

ジェイコブズ, A.J.

阿諾德·史蒂芬·賈各布斯

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The guinea pig diaries : my life as an experimentFractured fairy talesThe year of living biblically : [one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible]The guinea pig diaries : [my life as an experiment]My life as an experiment : one man's humble quest to improve himself by living as a woman, becoming George Washington, telling no lies, add other radical testsThe know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the worldWhat it feels like