AJ Jacobs

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Birthday
20, 1968
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1968 (age 50)
Birthplace
New York

About

A New York-born author who decided to spend a year following every rule in the Bible, he wrote about his experience in the popular 2007 memoir, The Year of Living Biblically. His other works include The Know-It All (2005) and The Guinea Pig Diaries (2010).

Before Fame

A member of the "stunt journalism" school, he wrote about such immersion experiences as reading all 32 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica and outsourcing every aspect of his life to India.

Trivia

In his 2007 book about living according to the Bible, he followed more than 700 biblical rules and also interviewed people from different religions about the rules of their respective faiths.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City as the son of a Jewish attorney. He graduated from Brown University.

Associated With

Brad Pitt agreed to produce a movie version of Jacobs' Year of Living Biblically.