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I'd always dreamed of a movie star asking me to get naked, but this isn't exactly what I had in mind. Mary-Louise Parker was considering posing nude for Esquire but had an unusual--by which I mean deeply disturbing--request: that the editor of the piece pose naked as well. The editor.
The truth is that I was assigned to review this book. I want to see my name online. I want the editor to love this review so much she decides to pay me for it.
Certainly the month I spent practicing Radical Honesty was particularly difficult. No filter between your brain and mouth. Every day was filled with hundreds of little confrontations. Unlike many people who make a living writing about their lives, Esquire Editor-at-Large A.
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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Jacobs has acquired quite a reputation as perhaps the world's foremost self-experimenter, or at least the world's foremost self-experimenter who relentlessly chronicles his experiments. In his first book, The Know-It-AllJacobs read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, volume to volume, cover to cover in an effort, to, literally, learn everything known, and, in diary form, noted his behaviour while doing so.
We sat down with A. Our coffee — as well as every other item in our lives — only exists because thousands of things went right on its journey. The sheer number of people required for something as simple as a cup of coffee.
Read: 28 June, I listened to the audio book version of this. Jacobs conducts a number of experiments on himself. Since the book is episodic, with each experiment serving as a discreet section, I thought it might be best to give my thoughts on each separately.
On a mission to improve every aspect of my life — from love to work to happiness — I became a human guinea pig. I immersed myself in a series of radical lifestyle experiments. I changed the way I thought, talked and looked.