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I love it and highly recommend it for everyone who loves reading, which should really be everyone, right?
As I read this book I was a little taken aback when I would catch myself smiling and chuckling at passages I read.
This book is a must read for any obsessive compulsive reader (that would be me) or student of literary history.
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 1 month 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 10 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 16 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 20 months ago 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 21 months ago 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 22 months ago 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 22 months ago 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 22 months ago by Barbara Ann Ogle
This was a very interesting book, broken down by time periods, it grounds the authors in those time periods so you have a feel for the culture as well as the sad and tragic live... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Donna