A.J. Jacobs: 'I Read the Encyclopedia!'
Author and journalist A.J. Jacobs has spent most of his adult life immersed in big, life-changing experiments. He's spent time following the rules of the Bible as literally as he could, gone on a quest to become the healthiest man possible, and done only the things his wife has told him to do.
On today's show, A.J. tells Jeff all about these experiments, the impact they've had on his life and relationships, and how they've changed the ways he thinks and deals with the world around him. In this Backstage Bonus, A.J. tells us all about another one of his experiments: reading the encyclopedia from cover to cover! All 32 volumes of it! All 44 million words! Check out this video and see what facts stick in his brain, and why reading all 33,000 pages turned out to be a life-affirming activity.
To learn more about A.J. Jacobs and his books, check out his website.