A.J. Jacobs has become one of America’s most clever, inventive, and original writers, popping out NY Times Bestseller after NY Times Bestseller, and helping perfect a new genre of writing called “Stunt Books” where he identifies a concept or idea that interests him like “Living Biblically”, and then taking it to the n’th degree.  A.J. is also Editor at Large for Esquire Magazine.  This has resulted in some of our generation’s funniest literature, and has made A.J. Jacobs one of America’s favorite comedic writers.  His newest book “Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest For Bodily Perfection”, “explores every aspect of the body—from biceps to the brain, from testosterone to toenails—to get into shape. A self-described mushy, easily-winded, moderately sickly blob Jacobs, at the urging of his family, vowed to retool every part of his long-neglected body”, and thus hilarity and brilliance ensue.  Here’s A.J.’s words describing what he went through to perfect his body:

“He assembled a team of expert medical advisers, a group that included A-list doctors, researchers, nutritionists and trainers. He pledged to disentangle medical myths from reality. He listened to his sage, 96 year-old grandfather’s advice, as well as the chiding of his hippy aunt, Marti. He made a 53-page list of things to do to improve his health. It includes everything from the traditional—“eat leafy green vegetables” and “lift weights”—to the unusual—“win an Academy Award” (Oscar winners live three years long than non-Oscar winners) and hum to prevent sinus infections.  Then, over the course of two years, he subjected himself to a grueling but entertaining regimen of exercise, diets and experiments that yielded surprising insights—and tested the patience of his wife, Julie”

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the hilarious A.J. Jacobs to talk about his new book “Drop Dead Healthy”, his prior books which I have been a big fan of, how his wife deals with his “performance art”, how he is the Sacha Baron Cohen of writing, his shaved beard that Conan wouldn’t let him being on the show, why he has a camera on his ear at all times, what we can expect next, and soo much more!!  A.J. is one of my favorite writers, and one of the most original thinkers of the genre of our generation and has been praised by everyone from Jon Stewart to Michael Ian Black (I met A.J. with Michael at Bryant Park, and told him I was a HUGE fan).

And here are some of A.J.’s recent TV Appearances!

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