A.J. Jacobs filmography and biography
A.J. Jacobs biography
A.J. Jacobs is a New York Times bestselling author, Esquire editor and
human guinea pig.
Among Jacobs' life experiments: -- The Know-It-All. The bestselling memoir of the year he spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in a quest to become the smartest person in the world -- The Year of Living Biblically. The soon-to-be-released book about his life as the ultimate biblical man. He followed every rule of the Bible, from the Ten Commandments down to stoning adulterers. --"My Outsourced Life". An Esquire article about hiring a team of people in Bangalore, India to live his life for him - answer his emails, call his coworkers, argue with his wife, and read bedtime stories to his son. -- "My Life as a Hot Woman". A quest to find his beautiful nanny a boyfriend. The method? By impersonating her on an online dating site. -- "I Think You're Fat". An immersion into the bizarre, entertaining and terrifying world of Radical Honesty - which means removing the filter between your brain and mouth.
Jacobs is the editor at large at Esquire magazine. He has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine and Dental Economics magazine, one of the top five magazines about the financial side of toothcare.
In 2004, Simon & Schuster published the Know-It-All. It subsequently spent eight weeks on the New York Times paperback bestseller list. It was praised by Time magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, USA Today, Janet Maslin in the New York Times and AJ's uncle Henry on Amazon.com.
Jacobs has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America and the second-to-last episode of the John McEnroe Show on MSNBC, which also featured Dionne Warwick wearing a fannypack.
He is a periodic commentator on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, where he discusses important facts, such as the fact that oppossums have 13 nipples.
On October 9, his new book The Year of Living Biblically will be released. It has already garnered positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
The book optioned by Paramount Pictures and Plan B productions. The script has been written by a talented redhead named Jay Reiss (one of the writers of the Broadway show The Putnam County Spelling Bee). The director is a British fellow named Julian Farino is attached to direct it.
Jacobs grew up in New York City. His father is a lawyer who holds the world record for the most footnotes in a law review article (4,824). His wife works for a highbrow scavenger hunt called Watson Adventures. He lives in New York.
A.J. Jacobs filmography
|The American Outsourcing Epidemic||2006|
|The Colbert Report||2005|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||2002|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||1993|
|CBS News Up to the Minute||1992|