#32 A.J. Jacobs: Finding More Happiness Through Gratitude

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We are so good at noticing the 3 or 4 things that go wrong every day, but we have to notice the hundreds of things that go right.

A.J. Jacobs is a renowned NYC author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also editor at large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine.

He immerses himself in experiences and lives to tell about it. His book The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon. 

He has given several TED talks, including ones about living biblicallycreating a one-world family, and living healthily.

He recently published Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey which is about his quest to thank everyone who had something to do with creating his cup of morning coffee including the farmers to the lid manufacturer and everyone in-between. This is a story about gratitude and there are many important lessons through his journey.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • What we can learn from about his new book about gratitude

  • How we can instill some of these lessons with our kids

  • Fascinating lessons from his other experiments of telling the truth no matter & when he tried to literally follow rules from the bible

Social media:

  • Check out A.J.’s website here

  • Order a copy of Thanks A Thousand here

  • Connect with A.J. on Twitter

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