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By A. J. Jacobs

An e-book boxed set that includes the 1st 3 of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and unusually informative—ventures into experiential journalism.

The Know-It-All: Puzzle besides A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the whole encyclopedia, and notice what precisely it truly is he learns alongside the way.

The 12 months of dwelling Biblically: detect what existence will be like within the twenty first century should you lived accurately by means of the dictates of the Bible—the insights won approximately faith may possibly shock you.

My existence as an scan: sign up for A.J. on a roller-coaster travel of lifestyles as a human guinea pig: he explores either the perks and pitfalls of varied undertakings in a chain of fascinating essays, together with these titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My lifestyles as a gorgeous Woman."

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It was a bonus if it got to the end of the street as it was forever breaking down. There were a lot fewer cars in the street in those days and it was unusual to see any passing traffic. Our immediate neighbours had an Austin Maxi. We travelled all over the place in the Viva, but even though there were less cars on the road it seemed slow going getting to the beach in the summer, probably because the roads were narrower and more congested. indd 61 61 01/09/2014 12:19 A 1970s Childhood Dad with our V auxhall V iva.

Indd 43 43 01/09/2014 12:19 A 1970s Childhood A collection of bubblegum cards that we all loved to collect at school. I wanted to be out in the playground messing around. We also had to sit on chairs and watch the assembly and tell kids off who were talking. It was embarrassing even then and, of course, I never told anyone off. Once a week, if you were a prefect, you had to go to one of the staff rooms with the other prefects to have a talk with the local vicar. I think the talk was about forty minutes long and he discussed God and Jesus etc.

This one’s about the best of them and is still pretty average. I remember that my mum laughed when she read it at the time, where it said that I was quiet because I wasn’t at home! I’m impressed that I got a ‘4’ in ‘Science’ as we didn’t take Science, and it’s good to see that when marking me in English, that the teacher has spelt ‘doesn’t’ wrong! All kids dreaded taking their school reports home to their parents (apart from the swotty ones), but unless you were a mini Einstein (there were a couple in the class) you could expect a pretty average report every year.

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