In this sequel to the best-selling Uncle John’s Presents Book of the Dumb, guest author John Scalzi casts a wide net to bring readers more mind-boggling dumbosities perpetrated by dumb-doers. This time, to prove that dumb-nastics are not a modern phenomenon, Scalzi digs into the past to unearth some of history’s most ill-advised blunders. The lesson: Dumb is as dumb does. And you’ll be smarter for reading it.
John Scalzi is a freelance writer and the author of several books, including The Rough Guide to Money Online (2000), The Rough Guide to the Universe (2003), and the science fiction novel Old Man's War (2005). He was also a contributor to Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History (2001) and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe (2002), and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Great Lives (2003). Scalzi lives in rural Bradford, Ohio, with his wife Kristine and daughter Athena Marie.