A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. Among his books are The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and Thanks a Thousand, in which he travels the globe to thank everyone who had even the slightest role in making his morning cup of coffee. He is a contributor to NPR, The New York Times, and Esquire, among others. He has given several TED talks, including ones about living biblically, creating a one-world family, and living healthily that have amassed over 10 million views. He was the answer to 1-Down in the March 8, 2014 New York Times crossword puzzle.
The Great Rebus Craze of 1937
6 Ways Christmas Used to be Terrible in the Past
8 Reasons Why Gym Class Used to Be Much Worse
4 Ways Amusement Parks of the Past Were Not So Amusing
4 Reasons Going to the Beach in the Past Was Terrible
8 Things That Prove Privacy Issues Aren't a Modern Problem
Democracy's Dirty History
5 Terrible Types of Bosses From History
7 Bygone Practices That Made Going Back to School Even Scarier
8 Ways Childbirth Used to Be Even More Labor Intensive
9 Ways Chores Used to Be Even Worse
6 Reasons the Past Was a Really Smelly Place
Here's How You Can Attend the Global Family Reunion Festival
Modern Problems: Manners by the Forkful
Modern Problems: "My girlfriend is telling me to buy some hair gel, because my bowl cut makes me look like Paul McCartney’s lost twin."
Modern Problems: "My in-laws are making the entire family go on a cruise. Can I ever so politely beg off?"
Modern Problems: "Technology has made my life an open book. What ever happened to the quaint notion of privacy?"
We Are Family: A Family Tree of the Entire Human Race
Modern Problems: "I hate makeup, but my friend says I should glam up every day."
Modern Problems: "My doctor tells me I should get a colonoscopy. Is this really necessary?"
Modern Problems: "I found a dead bug in my water, and the restaurant manager wasn't very helpful."
Modern Problems: "The jacket-and-tie requirement at my job is a pain in the neck. Help!"
Modern Problems: Celling Out
A.J. Jacobs Can Solve All Your Modern Problems
A.J. Jacobs Is Your New Personal Trainer
AJ on Alcohol
C is for Creationism
AJ and the Amish
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