Yes, I know him and yes he's a pal, but I wouldn't kiss his ass if the book wasn't spectacular. So do yourself a favor and go buy a copy of AJ Jacobs's new non-fiction book, The Year of Living Biblically.
He spends one year trying to observe all the laws of the Bible. Yes, it sounds like a bad movie (and I'm sure it'll be a bad movie), but AJ and the book are tops.
As an aside, I read this (real) headline today (really): "'Ninjas' Suspected In Two Orlando Jewelry Store Robberies".
PS here's a good Newsweek interview with AJ.