The Guinea Pig Diaries by AJ Jacobs

I just finisheguinea-pig-diaries-smd reading AJ Jacobs new book, The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment. All I have to say is that this book is totally hilarious … I literally laughed out loud at least a dozen times (some of those were on a plane, and I got a few awkward looks!). You can watch him briefly explain the book in the clip above.

I loved this book. Loved it! If you want something to read that is fun, will keep you wanting to read more and is no-way theological (because let’s be honest, we need to read more than just religous books), then this is it. I totally recommend this book. As chessy as it sounds, this book put a big smile on my face and brightened my day each time I read it.

Here and Here are links to AJ Jacobs other books. I read those as well, and if I were to rank them, I would 100% recommend The Year of Living Biblically. Once again – it’s hilarious and I loved every page of it! You know it’s a good book when after it is published there are a rash of others copying it; which has since happened to AJ. And I have to thank his wife and extended for putting up with his experiments so all of us can enjoy each wonderful page. If you read the books, you’ll know what I mean.

Much love.

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Chad Estes

    Thanks for this recommendation! I read, “The Year of Living Biblically” and loved it. I’ve now downloaded this one to my Kindle and look forward to some light reading.