Books by A.J. Jacobs

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Unobtrusive reading material for your next trip on the treadmill."
The bestselling author of The Know-It-All (2004) and The Year of Living Biblically (2007) stretches the experiential journalist shtick to its limit with a cockamamie fitness quest to become the "healthiest man alive." Read full book review >
THE GUINEA PIG DIARIES by A.J. Jacobs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A lightweight but endearing and nimble look at how pursuing absurd extremes can illuminate the more mundane aspects of contemporary existence."
Esquire editor at large Jacobs (The Year of Living Biblically, 2007, etc.) continues his unique brand of immersion journalism. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A biblical travelogue—and far funnier than your standard King James."
Esquire editor-at-large Jacobs, who read the entire 2002 Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All (2004), embarks on his second lofty exploit: a year of living the Bible "as literally as possible." Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Doubtlessly more enjoyable than reading the EB itself, with lots of arcane nuggets readers can casually drop on the unsuspecting like sacks of flour from a great height."
Esquire editor Jacobs (The Two Kings, not reviewed) squares off against all 32 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and returns to his corner in comic triumph. Read full book review >