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“In this rollicking romp through a gallery of writers whose genius came with a price (alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and other troubles), Shaffer offers a terrific blend of literary history, biography, and witty commentary.” (Publishers Weekly )
“Entertaining and well-researched.” (Kirkus Reviews )
Brimming with fascinating research, Literary Rogues is part nostalgia, part literary analysis, and a wholly raucous celebration of brilliant writers and their occasionally troubled legacies.See all Editorial Reviews
This book is great. The author also writes another book about Poets who failed at love. Both are great reads.Published 7 days ago by TiffanyD
I have to say that, for me, this has been a rare rip through read. I just couldn't put the book down and found myself chuckling at Andrew Shaffer's lines and comments. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JBP
You could probably just read most of this stuff on Wikipedia, but its still a fun read. Doesn't go very deep into any author's life story, just a 5 or 10 page recap of their bad... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tim
The author of this book takes the reader through several hundred years retelling the lives of famous authors of well-known literature. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Frank J. Konopka
This book gave very interesting life stories about famous authors. I ordered it on my kindle to keep after reading the library book.Published on August 30, 2013 by Susan F. Ehrlich
When you hear about all the "greats" from the past, the thing you always hear was how messed up they were. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by Amazon reviewer
A book well worth reading. Great insights to well known authors with not always well know challenges. I think you will enjoy it.Published on July 4, 2013 by Ross Burton Business Coach
This is a book that I suspect many will skim for a small quick doses of pleasure. But why should it be fun to read about the miscreant behavior of others, especially when that so... Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by Shalom Freedman
This book distorts the writers' lives and reads like a reject from the National Enquirer. It was useful, though, in firing a warning shot to my book club. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Barbara Ann Ogle