Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 7:00pm

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Elmhurst College - Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

190 Prospect Avenue





Elmhurst College

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

On a mission to improve every aspect of his life — from work to love to family — bestselling humor author A.J. Jacobs immersed himself in a series of radical lifestyle experiments. He sought enlightenment in his book, “The Year of Living Biblically,” and sharpened his mind in “The Know-It-All.”

In “Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection,” the editor-at-large for “Esquire” documents his quest to transform himself from the middle-aged guy with a body like “a python that swallowed a goat” to “the healthiest man in the world.” In the process he disentangled medical myths from reality.
This event is co-sponsored by the Elmhurst Public Library and the Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library, with support from Elmhurst College.
Elmhurst College is a leading liberal arts college located eight miles west of Chicago. The College’s mission is to prepare its students for meaningful and ethical work in a multicultural, global society. Approximately 3,400 full- and part-time students are enrolled in its 23 undergraduate academic departments and 10 graduate degree programs.
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