Get Drop Dead Healthy with A.J. Jacobs!

After years of neglecting his health, A.J. Jacob’s wife looks at his body and tells him, “I don’t want to be a widow at 45.” Jacobs realizes it’s time to make a change—a drastic one. It’s not just about eating healthy, exercising regularly, or even finding ways to de-stress. It’s ultimately becoming “as healthy as humanly possible.” How does he choose to tackle the feat? Any and every way he can think of.

Drop Dead Healthy is Jacobs’ hilarious account of his year-long journey toward maximal health. He tries the caveman workout, where along with fellow cavemen in Central Park, he takes off his shirt and shoes and, well, acts like an aggressive caveman, all in the name of breaking of a sweat. He also tries veganism, the treadmill desk, extreme chewing, meditation and so much more, alongside the advice of doctors, personal trainers and other professionals.

This isn’t the first time Jacobs, editor-at-large for Esquire magaizine, has taken on a year-long goal of self-betterment. In his previous book The Know-It-All, Jacobs strides to become “the smartest person in the world,” as he endeavors to read all 32 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, join Mensa, and become a contestant on Jeopardy!, among other brain-challenging objectives. In The Year of Living Biblically, Jacobs aims to “follow the Bible as literally as possible.” What this means to him is growing a beard, not wearing clothes with mixed fibres, joining Biblical communities, and more.

Daring and challenging, it’s no surprise that Jacobs went for it all again with Drop Dead Healthy. Hear more about the book from Jacobs himself with his list of “4 Allegedly Bad Things That Are Actually Good for You” below:

For more about Drop Dead Healthy, check out this funny Q&A with Jacobs and more on this website. Drop Dead Healthy releases April 10, 2012.

Also, Jacobs’ first book, The Know-It-All, is currently on sale as an ebook from Kobo and iBooks for $4.99!

Jump into spring break with these excellent reads

Take your imagination on incredible journeys this spring break with these excellent reads!

Beyonders series: A World Without Heroes and Seeds of Rebellion
A World Without HeroesSeeds of Rebellion

The most powerful weapon in the land of Lyrian is not a sword or a book — it’s a word. Lost over the ages, it’s six syllables scatters across the land. When put together, this word can unleash magic so strong that it can destroy the evil wizard Maldor and end his reign of terror. Who is brave enough to embark on a quest to find this word of power? Find out the Brandon Mull’s bestselling fantasy series, Beyonders!

The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Hundred-Foot Journey

Immerse yourself in the aromas, colours, and flavours of the kitchen in Richard C. Morais’ The Hundred-Foot Journey, a succulent treat about family, nationality and the mysteries of good taste!

11/22/63
11/22/63
What if you could travel back in time and change the past? Let Stephen King take you on an incredible journey into the past and alter it to prevent the Kennedy assassination in 11/22/63. Never before has time-travel been so believable or so terrifying.

His next book, The Wind Through the Keyhole, comes out in April.

My Life As An Experiment
My Life as an Experiment

One man goes on ten humble quests to improve himself from living as a woman to impersonating a movie star to practising radical honesty! Follow Jacobs through his eye-opening situations that will change the way you think about the big issues of our time — from love and work to politics and breakfast cereal in this humour and wisdom-filled memoir, My Life as an Experiment.

A.J. Jacobs’ next book, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, comes out in April.

The Mortal Instruments series
The Mortal Instruments
Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy, The Mortal Instruments series takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end. Follow Clary in the world of the Shadowhunters as they fight to protect the world from demons.