so lessee, we got a book here that nobody will read written by someone nobody will remember about guy who's a household word and left his creations all over the place, which people travel great distances to see and which have influenced generations of people after him.
Yeah, that's about the way it usually goes.
Well you are wrong about the author, T.C. Boyle. He is the modern Twain and the best-selling sarcastic author today. His book “The Road to Wellville” was made into a major movie well received, which skewered the Kellog empire’s beginnings in health junk science. He wrote a scathing exposé of hippiedom with “Drop City”, and busted California people’s hypocrisy regarding illegal aliens in “Tortilla Curtain”. His early book “Water Music” is hysterical, about the one and only Scottish explorer, Mungo Park, who did the Congo River.
His roaringly funny tale of the jackass Frank Lloyd Wrong, “The Women, is tragic, true, horrid and funny ‘fiction’. Wright was the most terrible, thieving, shameless, bigamist, chiseling, misogynist, incompetent, bombastic architect in American history.
In our culture that is considered winning and the fools who idolize him are