I have become increasingly jaded about "A Year Spent Doing [Fill in Stunt Here]"-type ventures and memoirs, mostly because a year really isn't a huge time commitment and most of the time, what's being given up is not that significant a sacrifice. (A Year Without Ice Cream: One Woman's Brave Story Of Leaving Several Gallons of Lemon Custard In The Freezer.)
Still, there's something to be said for making the effort to live mindfully and deliberately, and to understand how one ended up constructing the delicate and idiosyncratic web of circumstances, people and things that we've drawn around ourselves and called our lives. If you're looking for a way to shake up your life this year, I've found 52 "A Year Spent Doing [Fill in Stunt Here]" works for you to use as inspiration. And if your idea for this year is to spend this year reading "A Year Spent Doing [Fill in Stunt Here]" works ... feel free to mention me somewhere in the author's notes.