Denison Lecture Series Hosts Journalist A.J. Jacobs
Date of Event: March 31, 2009
Posted: March 19, 2009 / Last Updated: March 29, 2009
Author A.J. Jacobs will give a lecture hosted by the Denison Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in the Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). Jacobs’ lecture will focus on his “experimental journalism” techniques and his experience writing both “The Year of Living Biblically,” based on a year trying to be the ultimate biblical man, and “The Know-it-all,” a memoir of a year spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. This lecture is free and open to the public.
A New York Times bestselling author, Jacobs has written a number of pieces on his life experiments including “My Outsourced Life,” “My Life as a Hot Woman,” and “I Think You’re Fat.” He is the editor at large for Esquire magazine and has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and New York Magazine. He has appeared on “Oprah,” “Today” and “Good Morning America.” A New York City native, Jacobs describes himself as a “human guinea pig.” Currently, he is working on a compilation of original essays and published pieces called “Life as an Experiment” and another piece for his experimental journalism series titled “The Healthiest Human Being in the World.”
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — A.J. Jacobs will lecture on experimental journalism, sponsored by the Denison Lecture Series, at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., March 31, in Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. For further information, contact Justin Hess at email@example.com.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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