A Curious Man

The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not" Ripley

Thompson, Neal

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Curious Man
The marvelously compelling biography of Robert Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities.

Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, c2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 077043620X
Branch Call Number: B RIPLEY T
Characteristics: 421 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrated ; 25 cm


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Jun 29, 2014
  • sinbad64 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

More than just "curious", Ripley is portrayed as quite an eccentric, with oodles of money once he got famous and a quirky mind that led him into an atypical lifestyle. This bio is written in a plain, straightforward manner, letting the subject's interesting life carry the story forward.

Jun 29, 2013
  • ClaireM_W rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a fun book! I got loads of insights into American culture in the pre and post WWII era. It seems that a rich Republican is a rich Republican, no matter what the century or issues.


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