This is not the first of A.J. Jacobs’ books I have read, and certainly won’t be the last. In many of his books, he has taken on the onerous task of doing things that the rest of us are curious about but never have the time, money, or energy to do. In Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, he is trying out on himself all of the health fads, to see which are beneficial. On the surface, this seems rather dull, but he has a self depreciating way of making it somewhat ridiculous. He documents his health and he does become healthier, sometimes through simple means. It is a fun trip through all sorts of health fads.