About the Author
Brandon Toropov is a Boston-based writer whose published works include: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Along With Difficult People. Macmillan, March 1997. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World's Religions, with Father Luke Buckles. Macmillan, August 1997. The Encyclopedia of Cold War Politics. Facts On File, Inc., July 2000. 50 Biggest Baseball Myths. Citadel Press, May 1997. How to Impress Anybody About Anything: Sound Smarter Than You Are About Everything from Aerodynamics to Zen Buddhism, with Leslie Hamilton. Citadel Press, December 1998. Who Was Eleanor Rigby el and 908 More Questions and Answers about the Beatles. HarperCollins, November 1996.
Mr. Toropov is also the author of a number of plays. These include Seven Affidavits on Authority, produced in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, in 2000; An Undivided Heart, workshopped at the National Playwrights Conference in 1994; and The Job Search, produced at the Manhattan Punch Line in 1987.