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Drop Dead Healthy (Book Review)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I just finished reading two books that have similarities in theme on getting healthy. (I like doing that... Late last year/early this year I was REALLY into reading about both ultra-Orthodox Jews and Fundamentalist Mormons.) emoticon I will post one review today and the other tomorrow.

In Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs, each chapter is a different month long focus: stomach, ears, butt, eyes, brains, intestines, hands, etc. As a writer for Esquire, he has an "everyman" attitude and outlook on health. He's pretty funny, too. His goal over the 2 years of writing and researching this book was "to become the healthiest American." Silly? Of course!

Jacobs tries stuff out that either has research behind it or is a really big fad. He takes a comical approach, but actually sees serious results... He eventually loses 16 pounds and reduces body fat by half! He introduced me to new concepts and even made me think about how I walk. Since he covered so much, I am not so sure how much of it I will remember. It's an easy read and I enjoyed it while riding the Metro on my commute to/from work.
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  • v KELLYFIT123
    Yes, ASTAPP, I remember when Jacobs came out with Know-It-All. I was NOT interested. But I can get behind one about health... Though with my Orthodox Jew kick, maybe I should read his Living Biblically book next!
    1198 days ago
    Oh, AJ Jacobs, always taking on weird year-long projects like reading the encyclopedia or living the biblical way. After reading The Year of Living Biblically, I was kind of over his shtick but this one sounds pretty intriguing. Thanks for the review!
    1198 days ago
    Thanks for the review! Sounds interesting!
    1198 days ago
  • v REDQT2
    Sounds like a good read!
    1198 days ago
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