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A. J. JACOBS

American A. J. JACOBS

born Arnold Stephen JACOBS

American journalist, author, and lecturer, editor Esquire

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on March 20, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA  (51 years)


Biography

Jacobs was born in New York City to secular Jewish parents Arnold Jacobs Sr., a lawyer, and Ellen Kheel. He has one sister, Beryl Jacobs. He was educated at The Dalton School and Brown University.

Jacobs has said that he sees his life as a series of experiments in which he immerses himself in a project or lifestyle, for better or worse, then writes about what he learned. The genre is often called immersion journalism or "stunt journalism".

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