Experimental Living

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A.J. Jacobs, the author of The Know-It-All , The Year of Living Biblically and The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment, talks about his experiments with "method living" - from outsourcing his life to Bangalore to living by George Washington's 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.


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Comments [8]

Perfect Girl. from NJ

I multitasked while talking with Brian about being Perfect for a year, and ended up putting the flour into the liquid before its time ... if I were competent, trying to bake and talk on the phone at the same time, I wouldn't have forgotten this, too:

Sep. 09 2009 12:23 PM
the truth from bkny

You should try living without anything created after 1 that's experimental living!!

Sep. 09 2009 12:04 PM
Andy from Brooklyn

You should try to live as the competent man:

Sep. 09 2009 11:58 AM
Robert from NYC

I like that one.

Sep. 09 2009 11:56 AM

What's your take on Up For Renewal, the book about living for a year by only taking the advice from Glamour and other womens' mags...

(about this book here:)

Sep. 09 2009 11:54 AM
Robert from NYC

I unitask. I take my laundry down to the washer get it going, come back up to my apartment and watch the clock for 23 minutes then go down put it in the dryer, come back to apt and wait 54 minutes the go down to the washroom take the clothes out of the dryer, bring them back to my apt and fold them. And I will only do one load a day... I hate doing the laundry.

Sep. 09 2009 11:52 AM
Jennifer from NYC

Talk about doing everything your spouse asked!!!

Sep. 09 2009 11:52 AM
Robert from NYC

You wanted to improve your life and you lived the bible?!!!!!!!! LOL

Sep. 09 2009 11:47 AM

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