Renowned as “the human guinea pig,” A.J. Jacobs has outsourced his life to India, read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in a quest to become the world’s smartest person, lived modern life as the ultimate biblical subject, and followed every bit of modern medical advice in a quest to become the healthiest man alive.

Throwing himself into bizarre situations all in the name of a little curiosity and a lot of humor, Jacobs chronicles his experiences in his New York Times bestsellers The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All, and in his latest, Drop Dead Healthy. 

Jacobs is the Editor-at-Large at Esquire magazine. He has written for The New York TimesEntertainment Weekly and New York Magazine. 

His other adventures in spending his life as a living, breathing experiment are chronicled in The Guinea Pig Diaries, a compilation of essays exploring such hilarious adventures as “My Outsourced Life” and “My Life as a Hot Woman”