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The Pocket Guide to Brilliance

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The author of Dad Humor offers an entertaining look at American history's geniuses, leaders, and dunderheads in a clever quest to define brilliance.

With dry humor and a wealth of fascinating trivia, Bart King explores what it means for a person to be brilliant. What he discovers is that brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done—and then some.

The masters of brilliance profiled here include presidential candidate John Lindsay, who released chickens into his opponent's crowd to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."


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Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 29, 2020

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  • ISBN: 9781423607748
  • Release date: May 29, 2020

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  • ISBN: 9781423607748
  • File size: 10631 KB
  • Release date: May 29, 2020

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The author of Dad Humor offers an entertaining look at American history's geniuses, leaders, and dunderheads in a clever quest to define brilliance.

With dry humor and a wealth of fascinating trivia, Bart King explores what it means for a person to be brilliant. What he discovers is that brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done—and then some.

The masters of brilliance profiled here include presidential candidate John Lindsay, who released chickens into his opponent's crowd to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."


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