Release Day: February 5th, 2013
A wildly funny and illuminating history and analysis of the bad boys and girls of Western literature from the author of Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love.
I loved this book! It is a fantastic compilation of the bad boys and bad girls of literature. It was packed full of stories and tidbits of authors such as Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many more. Each chapter is dedicated to a different era of literature and the authors that belonged to each. First of all, this was a wonderful way to describe each of the eras, but it was also a great way to realize how closely knit the authors were with each other. This leads to a better understanding of the scandalous histories of each.
This book was simultaneously entertaining, informative and heartbreaking. There are truly some hilarious stories in this collection, but they are all bittersweet in their own way the more recent in history you get.
Any book-lover would love this book! It is written humorously well and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys books, writing, or interesting people!