From the author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All comes this truly hilarious account of one person's quest to become the healthiest man in the world. Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, and ashamed of a middle-aged body that he thinks resembles "a python that swallowed a goat," A.J. Jacobs sets out to change his ways and get healthy. Here, in the process of reporting back on the gritty details of everything from Finger Fitness to Strollercize sessions, from veganism to extreme chewing, Jacobs also reflects on the body's many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health: a well-lived life.
"A.J. Jacobs is very, very bad for your health. He will keep you up reading 'til 2 a.m., disturbing your circadian rhythms, making you sleep through breakfast and overeat at lunch. He is delicious. He's habit-forming. He will give you infectious titters and terminal glee. Don't let that stop you. Indulge."óMary Roach