Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

I'm still writing book reviews for my library, but I haven't gotten a chance to post any here. #mybad

Sometimes it is nice to know that even the greatest minds in history have
failed at love. In his new book, Great philosophers who failed at love,
Andrew Shaffer reintroduces us to great historical figures, but with a new
twist. For example, did you know that French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre
adopted his mistress as his daughter? Or that Henry Ward Beecher, one of
the most famous ministers in America, was sued for having “criminal
conversations” with another man’s wife? Shaffer’s book is brimming with
juicy tidbits about scandals, murder, unrequited love, and maybe even a
little mayhem. This light read will make you laugh and make you rethink
everything you have ever been taught about some of the great figures in


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