Katie Welch's Reviews > The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment

The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs
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Dec 15, 2011

really liked it

Having read 'The Year of Living Biblically' by the same author, I already knew that I liked his writing style but I was wary that it wouldn't be as fulfilling to read. In a sense, I was right. This book wasn't as eye-opening as The Year of Living Biblically, in my opinion. However, it was extremely interesting to read and felt more light-hearted. The varying experiments and projects he conducted ranged from outsourcing almost every aspect of his life to pretending to be a woman on a dating site. The results were both humorous and fascinating. Although sometimes his writing becomes so personal I feel almost uncomfortable, it was well worth it. I especially liked the experiment on outsourcing. The length he takes his projects are extreme; he even outsourced reading to his son and talking to his wife (things that his assistant, Honey, was thrilled to do for him). Overall, while I feel like I didn't take away as much in the end as I did after reading 'The Year of Living Biblically', comparisons aside, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who's interested.

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message 1: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Kern A very thorough, well written review. Nice job Katie!

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