Review: A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley

A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley by Neal Thompson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've know of Ripley's "Believe It or Not!" but have never been in any of the actual museums or even watched the TV show (I think it was a TV show?). But when my editor sent this to me, I was slightly curious and that certainly paid off. I was familiar with the outrageous and borderline-spectacle that Ripley is known for, but I had not clue about his start in comics. He was definitely as quirky as those people in which he collected but seeing his life move from sports illustration reporting to comics to eventually radio and so on was excellently explained and connected through Thompson's work. I'm very curious to look at and read any collections of his cartoons now.

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