A. J. Jacobs once again writes an amusing, self-depreciating account of his daily life in his latest book, Drop Dead Healthy. For two years, Jacobs consults with experts in the medical and health fields in an attempt to improve his health. He tries many diets and exercise routines. He buys gadgets, equipment and supplements. And he documents everything. The book is organized into 27 chapters, each dealing with an organ, system, or area of the body which Jacobs attempts to improve. Also each chapter has "Checkup," a small section where Jacobs reports statistics related to that chapter's mission. Seven appendices provide tips and outline the regimen that Jacobs continues to follow.
This book is similar in style to Jacobs' other Humble Quest titles. The reviewer's favorites are The Year of Living Biblically and My Life as an Experiment. Other self-improvement memoirs available at Carmel Clay Public Library include The Journal of Best Practices: One Man's Quest To Be a Better Husband by David Finch and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Craft Ruben.
Reviewed by nw, 06/12. Other reviews by nw.