The Smartest Book in the World
A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
On Sale: May 5, 2015
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From the brazen, bold, and beloved comic and podcast star
Greg Proops comes an electrifying, thought-provoking, and
unrelenting collection of rapid-fire references, historical
name-checking, Satchel Paige bon mots, and genuine
Greg Proops is an internationally renowned
comedian, best known for starring on the hit improv comedy
show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his popular
award-winning podcast, “The Smartest Man in the World,”
which Rolling Stone called “some of the boldest
comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.” But Proops is
also a fountain of historical knowledge, a wealth of pop
culture trivia, and a generally charming know-it-all.
The Smartest Book in the World is based on
Proops’s sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been
downloaded more than nine million times, in which his “bold,
never-boring voice takes center stage” (The New York
Times). The book is a rollicking reference guide to the
most essential areas of knowledge in Proops’s universe, from
the noteworthy names of the ancient world and baseball, to
the movies you must see and the albums you must hear.
Complete with history’s juiciest tales and curious
back-stories, Proops expounds on the merits of poetry and
proper punctuation, delivering this wealth of information
with his signature style and Proopsian panache. An off-beat
and exuberant guide to everything, The Smartest Book in
the World gives you everything you need to know to
always be the smartest person in the room. Well, unless the
Proopmaster is there, too.
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