Secret Lives Of Great Authors

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What Your Teachers Never Told You About Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights.

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In the tradition of Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents, here are outrageous and uncensored profiles of the worldís greatest writers, complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright bizarre facts. Consider:
  • Edgar Allan Poe was kicked out of West Point Military Academy.
  • Louisa May Alcott was addicted to opium.
  • W. B. Yeats paid surgeons to transplant monkey glands into his scrotum.
  • J. R. R. Tolkien slept in his bathroom.
  • Kurt Vonnegut managed a Saab dealership before hitting the big time.
  • With chapters on everyone from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, Secret Lives of Great Authors tackles all the tough questions your teachers were afraid to answer: What's the deal with Lewis Carroll and little girls? Is it true that J. D. Salinger drank his own urine? Why was Ayn Rand such a big fan of Charlie's Angels? The classics were never this much fun in school!

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    Author Robert Schnakenberg
    Publisher Quirk Books
    Page Count 304pp
    Publication Size 5.25 x 8
    Publication Notes Paperback, Partial Color
    Publication Date February 2008
    ISBN 978-1594742118

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