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Jacobs, A. J. 1968-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 184 publications in 11 languages and 10,497 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
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 )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,622 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,348 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 517 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 )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 502 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 269 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
La biblia al pie de la letra by A. J Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in a secular family but interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to 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 stone adulterers. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes. Jacobs embeds himself in a cross-section of communities that take the Bible literally: he tours a creationist museum and sings hymns with Amish; he dances with Hasidic Jews and does Scripture study with Jehovah's Witnesses. He wrestles with seemingly archaic rules that baffle the 21st-century brain, and he discovers ancient wisdom of startling relevance.--From publisher description
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
What it feels like( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 51 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 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
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

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

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 12 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
Saufit von einem, der auszog, nie wieder krank zu werden by A. J Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 9 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

Un anno vissuto biblicamente : 365 giorni seguendo alla lettera le sacre scritture by A. J Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 5 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

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

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

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having sanctified himself in The Year of Living Biblically and sharpened his mind in The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs had one feat left in the self-improvement trinity: to become the healthiest man in the world. He didn't want just to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far, far greater: Maximal health from head to toe. The task was massive. He had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, much of which was nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. He had to consult a team of medical advisers. And he had to subject himself to a grueling regimen of exercises, a range of diets, and an array of practices to improve everything from his hearing to his sleep to his sex life all the while testing the patience of his long-suffering wife. He left nothing untested, from the caveman workout to veganism, from the treadmill desk to extreme chewing. Drop Dead Healthy teems with hilarity and warmth and pushes our cultures assumptions about and obsessions with what makes good health, allowing the reader to reflect on his or her own health, body, and eventual mortality"--
Je crève la forme ou L'humble quête d'un homme visant à la perfection corporelle by A. J Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyōi no hyakka jiten otoko : Sekaiichi atama no ii ningen ni naru by A. J Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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-

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]La biblia al pie de la letraMy 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 testsWhat it feels likeThe know-it-all : one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world