The Pocket Guide to Brilliance
- The first female journalist, Anne Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams by stealing his clothes while he was skinny dipping!
- Candidate John Lindsay, who released chickens at a speech by his opponent, George Wallace, in order to shame Wallace into a debate.
- Benjamin Franklin, the originator of phrases like "A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one," and "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."
Bart King, a self-proclaimed "dabbler," is interested in games, magic, current events, music, chess, history, literature, geography, travel, crime, science fiction, art, and almost everything else! The veteran of many water-balloon wars, he's twice won the prized "Arrested Development" award from the New York Society of Amateur Psychologists. He earned a master's degree in history from Sonoma State University and has taught middle school for the past fifteen years.
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