Saturday, March 23, 2013
Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
Over a period of two years, Jacobs does a ton of research and tries to become healthier. He tries different forms of exercise and diet. He meets with leading health experts and everyday people who are committed to health. He does all this with a sense of humor and personal stories that motivate you to make your own health changes as well.
I really enjoyed this book. Jacobs is an excellent writer, who mixes facts, stats and expert interviews with humor, family anecdotes and stories of his own health triumphs and failures. He breaks things down by focusing on one body part each chapter (heart, brain, stomach, etc) and giving the reader a monthly "checkup" with some stats on how he's doing.
I feel like I learned a lot reading this book (he researches some things I'd never thought too much about) but he is so real it isn't at all textbooky. The book is filled with stats and expert information delivered in a way that is really fun, entertaining and engrossing. I highly recommend reading this book!