A.J. Jacobs is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and The Guinea Pig Diaries. He is the editor at large of Esquire magazine, a contributor to NPR, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and kids. Visit him at AJJacobs.com. Drop Dead Healthy was Hudson Booksellers' 2012 Book of the Year.


"Am I happy that Hudson Books has chosen Drop Dead Healthy as its Book of the Year? Absolutely, without a doubt. And what’s more, I feel healthier.
Consider this: A University of Toronto study found that actors who win Oscars live almost four years longer than their non-Oscar-winning friends.
Scientists have yet to study the average lifespan of Hudson-Book-of-the-Year authors. But I’m ready to be a guinea pig. Who knows? Maybe four additional years of life is too much to ask for, but I’m hoping the Hudson bump gives me at least a few more weeks on this earth.
I’m especially honored because I’m such a Hudson Books fan. I’ve spent many hours browsing the aisles of this wonderful bookstore. No doubt it’s the best part of the airport experience, right up there with scoring the last available electrical outlet in LaGuardia’s Concourse C." Read A.J. Jacobs' complete essay here.

In order from most recent to oldest:

It's All Relative cover image
Drop Dead Healthy cover image
My Life as an Experiment cover image
The Year of Living Biblically cover image
The Know-It-All cover image
Fractured Fairy Tales cover image