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My Experimental Life by A.J. Jacobs
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Sep 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: humour, non-fiction, male-author, 2000s, 2009
Recommended to Kim by: Melki
Read from September 06 to 08, 2011

The third of A.J. Jacobs life-experiment books, unlike the others which focused on one idea only, this book encompasses a variety of different experiments A.J. makes with his life.

Firstly I enjoyed this one a lot more than The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible As Literally As Possible. There was a lot more humour in this one and it flowed much better. His last book just felt overly long whereas here each experiment is only fairly short. I also like the codas at the end as I'd previously read his outsourcing article before and it was good to get an update on it.

He has some really interesting points and things I want to look at in my own life. Whilst I don't want to be Radically Honest I believe a bit more honesty wouldn't be a bad thing and that maybe unitasking occasionally would give my brain a break.

A short but entertaining read I would recommend this one is worth reading.
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Paras Allana this book seems so interesting. I'll have to find a copy soon :)

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