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A Curious Man


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The marvellous story of Robert Believe It or Not! Ripley the eccentric globe-trotting billionaire whose search for the world s strangest oddities taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

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Neal Thompson is the critically acclaimed author of Light This Dandle, Driving with the Devil and Hurricane Season, and has contributed to such publications as Outside, Esquire and Sports Illustrated. He lives in Seattle with his wife and their two sons.


"Robert Ripley's life is just as weird and riveting as a two-headed snake or an 8,000 rubber band ball. And Neal Thompson has told the story brilliantly in this book. What's truly unbelievable is that it's taken us so long to get a full-fledged biography of this great American character, a man who tapped into our fascination with bizarre non-fiction and who can rightly claim to be the godfather of Reality TV. It was worth the wait." -- A.J. Jacobs (bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically) New York Times "A biography of a man who was as unusual as the items he collected...An outstanding work...I couldn't pull myself away." -- Frank Brady (bestselling author of Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness)

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