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Adams Media provides helpful, funny, and inspiring books on a wide variety of topics, so no matter who you are, we’ve got you covered. Our editors are just like you—living, loving, and learning every day. Our personal experiences and expertise in our given book categories allow us to bring you some of the best content on the market—from parenting to relationships, to the paranormal, cooking, and humor—we cover what you care about.

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Brian Boone

Brian Boone is an editor and writer for the bestselling Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader line of trivia and humor books. He wrote I Love Rock n’ Roll (Except When I Hate It) and coauthored American Inventions: Big Ideas That Changed Modern Life and How to Make Paper Airplanes. He has contributed to How Stuff Works, Barnes & Noble Reads, McSweeney’s, Splitsider, Someecards, The Onion, Adult Swim, and Funny or Die. He lives in Oregon with his family.

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Tom Head

Tom Head is an interdisciplinary historian who specializes in the history of religion, ethics, and ideas. He holds a PhD in religion and society from Edith Cowan University and is author or coauthor of twenty-nine nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including Oneworld’s Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide, the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Carl Sagan, and Que/Pearson’s The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Bible, and Adams Media’s World History 101. He served for nine years as About.com’s guide to civil liberties, and currently writes videos on philosophy and pop culture for Wisecrack, LLC, a popular YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers and over 125 million views.

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Peter Sander

Peter Sander is an author, researcher, and consultant in the fields of business, location reference, and personal finance. He has written more than forty books, including Value Investing for Dummies, Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs, and 101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics. The author of numerous articles dealing with investment strategies, he is also the coauthor of the top-selling The 100 Best Stocks You Can Buy series.

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Marc Schonbrun

Marc Schonbrun is an educator, writer, and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marc’s musical resume ranges from classical to jazz trio and rock concerts. He is an active lecturer on guitar and music technology, and he frequently tours the country educating musicians and teachers. He is the author of several books on music, including The Everything Reading Music Book with CD, The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need, The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, and The Everything Essential Music Theory Book, among others. He lives in San Jose, CA.

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Kathleen Sears

Kathleen Sears was a high school English and Language Arts teacher for thirty years. In her retirement, she has worked as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for several book publishers. She is the author of American Government 101, Mythology 101, US History 101, Grammar 101, and Weather 101. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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