“Entertaining and well-researched.” (Kirkus Reviews )
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.
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 4 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 10 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 14 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 15 months ago by Carly
A book well worth reading. Great insights to well known authors with not always well know challenges. I think you will enjoy it.Published 16 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 16 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 16 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 17 months ago by Donna
you can learn some of the odd and scandalous items about some of the great and not so great authors of our world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Reality tourist