Monday, July 18, 2005

The life of living biblically....

Page 6 reports:
AFTER spending a year of his life reading the encyclopedia — and getting paid for it — peripatetic Esquire scribe A.J. Jacobs has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to follow all the rules in the Bible. "It's not just the 10 Commandments — that's easy," Jacobs told The Post's Gersh Kuntzman. "There are 700 rules in the Good Book." Jacobs's tome, tentatively titled, "The Year of Living Biblically," will follow his efforts to be fruitful and multiply, sacrifice large animals, follow dietary restrictions and stone adulterers. "The stoning will be the toughest thing, what with the pesky assault laws in the United States," Jacobs quipped. "My wife is also very upset about the requirement that I wear a 3-foot-long beard."
Not sure which bible he's following (700 rules?), but here's some good news for Simon & Schuster: You don't need to wait a year. I live biblically -- more or less -- and will write the book for you right now. I simply cannot believe someone's getting a big fat paycheck for writing about my everyday life!

(Via Jewschool)

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