A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Publish date: May 7th 2013
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Pages no: 434
Edition language: English
A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley by Neal Thompson is a fascinating insight into the life of Robert Leroy Ripley. It is a narrative account beginning with his birth in 1890 to his death in 1949. The narrative nature of the book works for the most par...
You ever see the movie BIG FISH? You know what this book reminds me of? Yeah, BIG FISH, only Ripley actually did those things and met those people, as he described them, even from the beginning. Instead of a baby popping out and sliding across the floor, Ripley’s birth was no less unusual. His dad u...
A fascinating, engaging biography of the man behind the wildly successful "Believe It or Not" franchise who was apparently quite the "oddity" himself in so many ways.
It was an entertaining enough read, I got just a tiny bit frustrated by the many "Believe It or Not" snippets throughout the book. Not a subject that I would have normally been curious about but I do appreciate the Goodreads Giveaway Program.
Ripley was an odd child, buck-toothed and painfully shy he found solace in drawing. He was told that he talent would never allow him to amount to anything, but living in an age when newspapers used cartoonists instead of photographers, he managed to parley his talent into a career. Establishing hi...