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The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs
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I really like A. J. Jacobs's style of immersing himself in a project to write about it completely, so a book where he tackles a number of these experiments is wonderful. Exploring ideas from Radical Honesty, to overseas outsourcing, to Washingtonian civility, Jacobs gives his unique perspective to aspects of modern, and not-so-modern, life. Clearly, the best chapter in the book is when he experiments with being an ideal husband. His wife deserved this in ways that people who have not read The Year of Living Biblically can never truly understand. Not that he doesn't seem great, but she puts up with a whole lot during these experiments, so it was nice to see her get a little comeuppance.
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