A.J. Jacobs, the man who spent a year reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica and another year following every rule prescribed by the Bible -- subsequently turning his experiences into the hilarious New York Times bestsellers The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically -- chronicles his recent adventures in extreme living in The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment.
With fearlessness, Jacobs immerses himself in month-long exercises in self-illumination -- from assuming the identity of a beautiful young woman to living a life of total honesty. In Jacobs' quest for self-improvement, he embarks on nine projects that deal with every aspect of modern life: Love, work, fame, truth and, of course, nudity. The results are equal parts funny and insightful.
A.J. Jacobs is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including The Year of Living Biblically. He is editor at large at Esquire and a contributor to NPR.