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Outsourcing life for book 'helped marriage'

14th September 2009

Author A J Jacobs believes that outsourcing parts of his everyday life to Bangalore, India was good for his marriage.

Speaking on the CTV Canada AM show, Jacobs explained which aspects of his research for his latest book, The Guinea Pig Diaries, he liked and disliked.

Some of his experiments included outsourcing reading his children bedtime stories - which was conducted with an Indian worker via video link - and arguments with his wife.

He told the show's Beverly Thomson: 'They were better at arguing with my wife than I was.

'They're very polite and it's good for our marriage.'

Some of his other experiments included 'radical honesty', where he said out loud everything that popped into his mind, which he described as 'the worst month of my life'.

Jacobs is the editor of Esquire magazine and has penned popular books including The Know-it-All, What it Feels Like and The Year of Living Biblically.

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