Drop Dead Healthy

One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
Jacobs, A. J. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Drop Dead Healthy
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"One mans comedic journey to discover how to live as healthfully as possible"--
Authors: Jacobs, A. J., 1968-
Title: Drop dead healthy
one man's humble quest for bodily perfection
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Notes: Includes index
Contents: The stomach : the quest to eat right
The heart : the quest to get my blod pumping
The ears : the quest for quiet
The butt : the quest to avoid sedentary life
The immune system : the quest to conquer germs
The stomach, revisted : the quest for the perfect meal
The genitals : the quest to have more sex
The nervous system : the quest to hurt less
The lower intestine : the quest to go to the bathroom properly
The adrenal gland : the quest to lower my stress level
The brain : the quest to be smarter
The endoctrine system : the quest for a nontoxic home
The teeth: the quest for the perfect smile
The feet : the quest to run right
The lungs : The quest to breathe better
The stomach, revisted : the continued quest for the perfect diet
The skin : the quest to erase blemishes
The heart, revisited : the quest for the perfect workout
The inside of the eyelid : the quest for the perfect night's sleep
The bladder : the quest to figure out what to drink
The gonads : the quest to get more balls
The nose : the quest to smell better
The hands : the quest for magic fingers
The back : the quest to stand up straight
The eyes : the quest to see better
The skull : the quest not to be killed in an accident
The finish line
Summary: "One mans comedic journey to discover how to live as healthfully as possible"--
Local Note: PromptCat
ISBN: 141659907X
Branch Call Number: Non-F 613.209 JAC
Statement of Responsibility: A. J. Jacobs
Subject Headings: Health Humor Exercise Nutrition Biography Health Jacobs, A. J., 1968- Health
Topical Term: Health
LCCN: 2011039172
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Jan 13, 2013
  • swong1000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious and interesting.

Oct 22, 2012
  • Cannes rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Worthless. Reads like a 375 Maxim magazine article. Over the course of a year the author tries out several popular health ideas on himself in an attempt to better his health. The table of contents looks promising but the book reads like a comedy and not a serious attempt to test out these theories. There is a lack of detail as to how he implemented anything and little detail regarding results. The appendix has a decent summary of what he did but I still think the book is a complete waste of time. Better material on the subject of health is easy to find online.

Funny book about author's quest to improve his health. Not as good as his other books, but still entertaining.

Jul 17, 2012
  • Oc2seattle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Can A.J. Jacobs become the healthiest man alive? That's the question fueling Jacobs 2-year quest. His journey is told with humor and humbleness and the man is not afraid to embarrass himself - caveman fitness in Central park anyone? This is a funny book that sneaks in a lot of information and will motivate you to build a treadmill desk and eat your veggies.

Jun 05, 2012
  • BPLNextBestAdults rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Perfection was the goal of A.J. Jacobs as he pursued his mission for total body health. His quest was to remake his somewhat flawed body from head to toe. For two dedicated years he methodically used his body as an experiment to transform it to optimum health by researching the latest scientific data, consulting the leading health experts, exploring a myriad of diagnostic tests and even dipping into the realm of some fringe theorists. Told with humour and embarrassing frankness this amazingly brilliant book makes me want to reach out with enthusiasm for that big bunch of kale, run not walk to the gym, and give my cerebellum a workout along the way.


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