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The Resource Drop dead healthy : one man's humble quest for bodily perfection, A. J. Jacobs

Drop dead healthy : one man's humble quest for bodily perfection, A. J. Jacobs

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Drop dead healthy : one man's humble quest for bodily perfection
Title
Drop dead healthy
Title remainder
one man's humble quest for bodily perfection
Statement of responsibility
A. J. Jacobs
Title variation
Drop dead healthy
Title variation remainder
one mans humble quest for bodily perfection
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Having sanctified himself in The Year of Living Biblically and sharpened his mind in The Know-It-All, A. J. Jacobs had one feat left in the self-improvement trinity: to become the healthiest man in the world. He didn't want just to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far, far greater: Maximal health from head to toe.The task was massive. He had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, much of which was nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. He had to consult a team of medical advisers. And he had to subject himself to a grueling regimen of exercises, a range of diets, and an array of practices to improve everything from his hearing to his sleep to his sex life all the while testing the patience of his long-suffering wife. He left nothing untested, from the caveman workout to veganism, from the treadmill desk to extreme chewing. Drop Dead Healthy teems with hilarity and warmth and pushes our cultures assumptions about and obsessions with what makes good health, allowing the reader to reflect on his or her own health, body, and eventual mortality"--
  • "One mans comedic journey to discover how to live as healthfully as possible"--
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Writing style
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Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10107580
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, A. J.
Dewey number
  • 613.2092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA776.5
LC item number
.J265 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Jacobs, A. J
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Health
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise
  • HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family
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one man's humble quest for bodily perfection
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Drop dead healthy : one man's humble quest for bodily perfection, A. J. Jacobs
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
849918
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pages cm
Isbn
9781416599074
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011039172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781416599074
  • (OCoLC)759048519
Label
Drop dead healthy : one man's humble quest for bodily perfection, A. J. Jacobs
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/074/9781416599074/image/lgcover.9781416599074.jpg
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
849918
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781416599074
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011039172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416599074
  • (OCoLC)759048519

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