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Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs
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Jul 10, 2012

really liked it
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Oh, AJ Jacobs—how I love reading your books! Let me consider the ways. First, they are chock-full of interesting facts, studies and expert opinion. In this one, he consults health professionals, eccentrics and innovative (or quack) practitioners that help him explore the world of the body, its enemies and its allies—from creating a treadmill desk, working out like a caveman to exploring raw food diets. Second, Jacobs is clever and laugh-out-loud funny. His intelligence and self-deprecation always amuse me and put me in a great mood. Third, his wife Julie is the perfect character in all of his books—sarcastic, droll, eye-rolling and hilarious. They make an excellent team. Fourth, he respects all of his subjects, showing them in their all-too-human light without condescending. Finally, we get to follow Jacobs undergoing his experiment; here, getting into shape, eating better, and figuring out how to live an alternative lifestyle while staying true to his family. May a thousand AJs bloom!
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