I am having trouble typing now because I jammed my left middle finger on Thanksgiving and it is currently bound to my left index finger to keep it from moving in various painful and uncomfortable ways. Since I basically do all of my typing with my two index fingers and my right pinkie I am kind of frustrated, but I don't want to be frustrated right now because I really liked this book. Also, I cannot demonstrate to all of you how many stupid mistakes I am making right now because I have this need to go back and fix all of my typos. Just take my word for it.
I think this was the perfect format for Jacobs. I haven't read The Know-it-All
yet, but I did read and enjoy The Year of Living Biblically
. While I liked it, I think he is more suited for essay format. I was left wanting more with each of the essays in this book, not tired and a little worn out as I was with The Year of Living Biblically
. I enjoyed his descriptions of how he felt during each experiment, and the way he drew them all together and referenced them. For example, his George Washington experiment contrasted nicely with his Radical Honesty experiment and I liked the comparisons between them.
I am really jealous of A.J. Jacobs' job.