Yes, authors can be almost as scandalous, racy and wild as rock stars. Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors by Andrew Shaffer is a raucous romp starting with the Marquis de Sade and ending with James Frey of A Million Little Pieces infamy.
Many favorite and famous authors are included and you'll be surprised to see how eccentric and wayward they were and in some cases still are.
Andrew Shaffer writes with honesty and wit and the stories are well researched and startling. This book is for anyone who loves reading..and who doesn't? (Or you wouldn't be wasting your time here)
If you want the skinny on every author worth reading from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Alan Poe to a few contemporary writers, Literary Rogues should be your next read. But, before you order this book from the Amazon Search Box on the sidebar(of course), read the disclaimer below....
Author and humorist, Andrew Shaffer published the following article in the Huffington Post:
Way before musicians and actors cornered the market on misbehavior, writers were flooding hotel rooms and testing their livers' upper limits. My new book, Literary Rogues, turns back the clock to consider these historical (and, in some cases, living) legends, including Oscar Wilde, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, and Bret Easton Ellis. Being a literary rogue isn't that difficult, however: all you need are the right accessories.
You obviously also need talent, practice, and determination to be a writer, or at the very least some level of celebrity and/or notoriety if you want to take a shortcut. Check local laws and regulations before attempting to follow in the footsteps of literary rogues such as Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Wilde. Also, you may want to check with your doctor, who will probably advise you against excessive drug and alcohol use, and may just flat-out tell you that writing as a career is inadvisable for a number of reasons.
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