For example, he decides to outsource his personal life to India and in the book talks about his relationship with the people in India, how well they do their jobs, etc.
Then there is the time he spent telling the absolute truth to everyone on every subject. This was based on a movement called Radical Honesty.
Apparently George Washington had a little over 100 rules to go by in life, and Jacobs became a follower of those rules. For example, "Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present." Or, "When in company, put not your hands to any part of the body not usually discovered." Another one of the rules is, "Roll not the eyes; lift not one eyebrow higher than the other, wry not the mouth." These rules are all useful things even today in our daily interactions with people.
Jacobbs writes wittily about his various projects despite being very serious about them. He doesn't start off on one of these projects half-heartedly at all - he is very sincere about following through. And it is his sincerity that brings about the funniest of scenarios.
This is a very light book to read even while it manages impart to the reader various life lessons.
Rating: 9 / 10
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Edition: 1st Edition