The Big Book of Weirdos: True Tales of the World's Kookiest Crackpots and Visionaries!

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/Carl Posey They made remarkable contributions to fields from art and literature to science and entertainment. But ike so many other great geniuses, they were weirdos. The stories of dozens of people who we remember for their brilliance but who were also really strange are told here by Carl Posey and drawn by dozens of well known carto
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/Carl Posey They made remarkable contributions to fields from art and literature to science and entertainment. But ike so many other great geniuses, they were weirdos. The stories of dozens of people who we remember for their brilliance but who were also really strange are told here by Carl Posey and drawn by dozens of well known carto
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  • ISBN-13: 9781563891809
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Series: Factoid Books Big Book Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    It's Not Easy Being Weird!

    Some of the subjects of this book are ones we already knew were weird... far out... over the top. Others are ones we suspected. Others are ones we weren't all that aware of as being weird (Edison, e.g.), and some we've never heard of (Mad Jack Mytton??). In any case, the stories are interesting, intriguing, sometimes touching, and probably true -- i.e. there aren't too many that have the "urban myth" aura about them, and most can be confirmed through independent sources. Of course, in most cases we'd like to learn more... but when you have a 223-page book populated with 5 dozen-odd weirdos, there's only so much space for detail. So the stories have a lot of gaps. But to compensate for that, each one is illustrated with first-class art work by the top "toon" minds around. And most of them manage to set a very atmospheric scene for the thumbnail biographies they are illustrating, turning up the "weird" dial as far as needed to convince us that the stories are for real, and then some. So as a field guide to mad geniuses, the book is good; as a work of B&W graphic art it's excellent. And if it sends you to the library to "learn more" about some of these characters, that's good too.

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  • Posted August 19, 2009

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    The Big Book of Weirdos

    I loved the big book of weirdos. I collect the whole entire line of big books. There are the Big Book of Urban Legends, The Big Book of Hoaxes and my favirote The Big Book of Conspiricies. It is an interesting format to bring the unusual and different to peoples attention.

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