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By A. J. Jacobs

ISBN-10: 1451668376

ISBN-13: 9781451668377

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

The Know-It-All: Puzzle besides A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the complete encyclopedia, and detect what precisely it's he learns alongside the way.

The yr of residing Biblically: notice what existence will be like within the twenty first century when you lived accurately through the dictates of the Bible—the insights received approximately faith may possibly shock you.

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

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Moreover, our family had grown in Cochabamba. Family legend has it that I tried to see the arrival in this world of the first daughter, Wanda, born to Uncle Lucho and Aunt Olga, by spying on her birth from one of the tall trees in the front patio, from which Uncle Lucho hauled me down by one of my ears. But that must not be true, since I don’t remember it, or if it’s true, I didn’t manage to find out very much, because, as I’ve already said, I left Bolivia convinced that children are ordered from heaven and brought into the world by storks.

When it got dark, I stretched out on the back seat, pretending to be asleep. But I was wide awake, my head and my soul focused on what they were whispering. ” “We’ll call them from Chiclayo,” the man who was my papa volunteered. We arrived at Chiclayo just at first light and there was nothing to eat at the hotel, but I didn’t care, because I wasn’t hungry. They were, though, and bought crackers, which I didn’t touch. They left me in a room by myself and locked themselves in the one next door. I spent what was left of that night with my eyes open and my heart pounding with fear, trying to hear a voice, a sound from the adjoining room, dying with jealousy, feeling that I was the victim of a monstrous act of betrayal.

At times I found myself retching in disgust, overcome by an infinite loathing, imagining that my mama might be in there doing those filthy things with that stranger that men and women did together to have children. ” I stammered. ” he answered. “Shouldn’t a son be with his father? Shouldn’t he live with his father? What do you think? ” He said this in a quiet voice that I heard him use for the first time, with a cutting tone, emphasizing every syllable, which was soon to instill more fear in me than the sermons on hell given us by Brother Agustín when he was preparing us for first communion, there in Cochabamba.

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