Friday, January 05, 2007

Schott through the Brain

A couple years ago, Elise bought Schott's Original Miscellany after we saw it in a bookstore. I remember admiring it over lunch one day for its inclusion of wonderful stuff like oddball patron saints and how to wrap a sari, but hadn't really thought more about it or its author, Ben Schott, until reading this great interview with him. Now I want to run right out and get all four of his books - the "Miscellanies" trilogy and his new Almanac for 2006. Where else can you see something as all-out great as this?