A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert 'Believe It or Not' Ripley by Neal Thompson

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Robert Ripley’s life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Buck-toothed and hampered by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation of the weird and wonderful. He sold his first cartoon to Life magazine at eighteen, but it was his wildly popular Believe It or Not! newspaper features and radio shows that won him international fame, and spurred him on to search the globe’s farthest corners for bizarre facts, human curiosities and shocking phenomena.

Random House, 2013.
ISBN: 9781847947208. 432 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in a near fine jacket.