The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers.
23rd Sep

by A.J. Jacobs

I’ve blurbed so many books that they fill a bookcase. The exact number? Hard to say, but certainly in the triple digits.

1st Sep

by A.J. Jacobs

My beautiful baby-sitter needs a boyfriend. So I became her Cyrano.

19th Jan

by A.J. Jacobs

Unexpectedly, with frightening speed, the boy’s Y chromosome kicks in. It’s a remarkable thing to watch. If anyone thinks gender is purely a social construct - as I once did - they should spend a couple hours with my sons. It’s like my boys read a book called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fulfilling Male Stereotypes.

27th Nov

by A.J. Jacobs

Why should Fortune 500 firms have all the fun? Why can’t I join in on the biggest business trend of the new century? Why can’t I outsource my low-end tasks? Why can’t I outsource my life?