Brilliantly organized, using the categories of Adler's "Outline of Knowledge," The Experts Speak will educate the naive and entertain the cynical with its thousands of well-documented quotes by wise men and women, from Aristotle ("The brain is an organ of minor importance") to Albert Einstein ("There is not the slightest indication that [nuclear]energy will ever be obtainable"). Concise, well-written descriptions of the events that actually happened--usually at variance with informed opinion--add to the dry humor. If you've always wanted to be a self-assured talking head, The Experts Speak will make you an authority on definitive misinformation. --Rob Lightner
Too bad many of these "quotes" are bogus.
2 prominent examples:
The "Jimmy Denny/Elvis" quote was in fact said by someone else to Elvis on a different... Read more
I first got the name of this book from Douglas Adams. It was one of the books he spoke of in several of his articles (a collection of which can be found in hid posthumous book... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wendell W McCollom
Endlessly fascinating. Makes you wonder what people in the future are going to laugh at when they look back on experts of our times. Also good reading for the bathroom. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jay Allen Eisen
I love this book. It gives you great quotes for presentations, speeches, etc. that demonstrate a point using historical quotes that were wrong! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeff
This is one of my favorite gifts to give and seems to be one people like to receive and have fun with. You can read one sentence at a time, no need to pour through it. Read morePublished on January 23, 2012 by Tom D
If I had one book to leave behind this would be it! A how-to-think-for-yourself guide that never gives advice but, simply, allows the reader discover it for him/herself. Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by Rachael R.
This was a very entertaining book, specifically funny. It covers a broad spectrum of topic areas. For every section you get the experts claims and then at the end a fact that... Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by Bunny Bear
This is a well-researched book; the editors certainly did their homework. There are so many subjects that these quotes fall into; really, this is an enjoyable (and humorous) read... Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by The Girl Who Loved Books
This is a fun book to flip through. It is divided into sections based on topic, so its easy to navigate. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by J. L. Knox