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A.J. Jacobs Headlines at Federation Main Event
WHAT IF YOU:
TRIED TO FOLLOW EVERY COMMANDMENT LISTED IN THE TORAH –ALL 613 OF THEM?
READ THE ENTIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA –FROM COVER TO COVER?
HIRED SOMEONE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU — LITERALLY?
DECIDED TO BE RADICALLY HONEST – NO MATTER WHAT?
ONE MAN HAS.
Best-selling author and Esquire magazine editor-at-large A.J. Jacobs has built a life — and a livelihood — serving as the human guinea pig for his own rather odd, yet intriguing, life experiments. His story, “I Think You’re Fat,” reveals his immersion into the bizarre, entertaining, and terrifying world of Radical Honesty, which requires removing the filter between one’s brain and one’s mouth.
His article, “My Outsourced Life,” divulges how he hired a team of people in India to live his life for him — to answer his emails, call his co-workers, argue with his wife, and read bedtime stories to his son.
His best-selling memoir, The Know-It-All, follows his year-long quest to become the smartest person in the world by reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica from cover to cover.
His best-seller, The Year of Living Biblically, covers his attempt to follow every law in the Torah — from the Ten Commandments to stoning adulterers. Comedian and talk show host Jon Stewart has called A.J. Jacobs “hilarious.” Jacobs’ work has also appeared in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and New York magazine — and, he has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.
His newest bestseller took 1,200 miles to write. A.J. Jacobs wrote his latest book while walking on a treadmill. At 0.7 mph, he penned Drop Dead Healthy. Because he learned, sitting is bad. “Really bad. Like eating a Paula-Deen-doughnut-with-bacon bad.” You won’t want to miss A.J. Jacobs when he talks about his real-life experiments. You’ll find A.J. Jacobs chock-full of wit and wisdom.
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