A.J. Jacobs Omnibus: The Know-It-All, The Year of Living by A. J. Jacobs

By A. J. Jacobs

An e-book boxed set that includes the 1st 3 of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and strangely informative—ventures into experiential journalism.

The Know-It-All: Puzzle besides A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the whole encyclopedia, and realize what precisely it's he learns alongside the way.

The 12 months of residing Biblically: detect what existence will be like within the twenty first century should you lived accurately via the dictates of the Bible—the insights received approximately faith may possibly shock you.

My existence as an test: sign up for A.J. on a roller-coaster travel of existence as a human guinea pig: he explores either the perks and pitfalls of varied undertakings in a sequence of fascinating essays, together with these titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My lifestyles as a stunning Woman."

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Jamaica, we too hush hush about those things because we know that when some of those girls reach home both mother and father beat her for getting pregnant. To this day women of non-African descent in Jamaica are still getting beatings with hose and put out of the house if they are impregnated by a black man. Daughters of devout Christians get excommunicated because they have children with Rastafarian men. 39 Society likes to hide these things and sweep them under a rug but Kartel has no issue bringing these issues to the forefront without fear of repercussions because these things contribute to the suffering that our mothers go through above and beyond the labour pains.

The first one is the mass production of "jackets" in Jamaica by young ladies that are not employed as dressmakers or work in garment factories. For those of you who don’t understand the phrase, a “jacket” in Jamaican talk is when a female deliberately or accidentally attributes the fatherhood of her child erroneously. Did I say it nicely enough? Usually, this happens out of fear, desperation or 45 irresponsibility but regardless, it is a practice that must stop because it is harmful to the child and the man that is tricked.

If you have lost your biological mother, I do hope that you have had some sort of mother figure in your life who, though she cannot replace your birth mother, gives you some kind of motherly love. For some of you it is grandma or auntie but we know that no matter who they are, a ‘mother’ never leaves you. I know this because even as I travel thousands of miles away, to Asia or Europe, I feel Theresa Wilson Palmer with me, and you know mothers have a way of being closer to you in spirit when you need her most.

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