A Curious Man, the Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Ripley

Friday, November 8, 2013
Neal Thompson
A Curious Man, the Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert Believe It Or Not! Riple

This long audio book kept me entertained all the way to Tennessee and back. Ripley was a fascinating person. He knew Hollywood stars, politicians and everyday folks.  He traveled around the world seeking oddities for his writings.  The travel parts of the story were really fun to listen to.  He was a shy child with buck teeth and didn't fit in at school.  But he began drawing at an early age and sold his first cartoon at age 28.  His career in the media went up and down and he eventually amassed a huge fortune.  Included in the book is the information about his many love affairs, his drinking, and his love of finding exotic things in the world.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it. Check the catalog.

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