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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  • Secret Lives Of Great Authors


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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