Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

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.

Latest Blog
The Lost City of Z and other Explorers' Tales
23/03/2017

As the film is released of The Lost City of Z, we take a look at other Explorers' Tales.

Sally Emerson Relives Her Life
21/03/2017

Are the novels Fire Child and Heat still shocking? They certainly are, says their author Sally Emerson, six of whose novels are being republished this year.

How Eating Well can lead to Living Better
20/03/2017

Myles Hopper describes how and why the pair became preoccupied with healthy eating.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd