A.J. Jacobs has taken a uniquely hilarious and insightful approach to the pursuit of fulfillment through mind (The Know-It-All), and soul (The Year of Living Biblically). The body had to come next! In Drop Dead Healthy, his enthusiasm for extremes creates laugh-out-loud scenarios on every page and points out the inanity of various crazes as well as the difficulty of sorting through the maze of conflicting recommendations in the age of information. But, true to form, Jacobs also comes to share certain earnest, helpful conclusions on a topic at the forefront of American culture, and the poignant hope that through his travails he can stay healthy to see his young children grow up.— Justin, Atlanta
This is the first ‘health book’ I’ve read that was hilarious and covered
every part of the body, but not in a way that wouldn't be able to
hold your attention. It’s amazing how Jacobs actually applies so many
theories and related studies. This book is downright hilarious and
should have a ‘laugh out loud’ warning for anyone who reads it in public
(unless you like the weird looks from people around you). Great read,
funny, and helpful all wrapped into one book.
Hudson Booksellers 2012 Book of the Year.
“Anyone yearning to pursue a healthier lifestyle should read this book first! Jacobs spent two years on a quest to improve his health, one body part at a time. Besides being very funny - who knew there was a surgical procedure to change the timbre of your farts? - this book is a fount of useful information as Jacobs tries out all of the crazy medical advice so you don't have to. PS: Laughing at this book will make you healthier. (See Chapter 10.)”
— Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY