October 10, 2007

Another good book

My friend A.J. Jacobs, the author of the bestselling-yet-underappreciated The Know-It-All is back with a buzzy new book, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. It's a thoroughly entertaining romp that captures both the folly and the allure of religion. A.J. spends most of his time puzzling through the Hebrew Bible — longer, more rules to obey — but he also tackles the New Testament at the end of his year, and a few chapters of TYoLB overlap with — complement, let's say — my own excursions for Rapture Ready!. Of course, all is done with A.J.'s trademarked wit and panache.

And I am extremely pleased to announce that A.J. has donated a copy of his new book (autographed, I think, though I haven't actually asked him) as a prize for next week's anti-caption contest. Check back on Monday for details.

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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