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Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs
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May 18, 2012

really liked it
Read from June 29 to July 09, 2012

Reading this book made me realize how paranoid I really am, because, as I was reading it, the author kept talking about how much he was freaking out his family members with the drastic things he was doing, and I just kept thinking "Well, that's reasonable." In fact, the book might have made me MORE paranoid for a little while, just because I realized all of the things that I hadn't considered. Unlike Jacobs, I do read The Cat in the Hat to my son, but I do think the Cat could make a pretty infamous crime team with the Kool Aid Man, and I'm sure Jacobs would have something to say about sugaring children's water. In the end, he came to the conclusion that moderation was best, and he made it very easy for the reader to arrive there with him. I found his book very funny and well-written, and I'm sure I will pick up some of his previous books at some point.

I just wanted to add that there were a couple times that this book almost made me cry, and it was unexpected--you don't realize how attached to these people you become--and I thought that it was surprising, and a reflection on how subtle and effective of a storyteller Jacobs is.
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