Best Book of the Month on Amazon, Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ Pick, iTunes/iBookstore Best Book of the Month. These are just a few of the critical acclaims which have been heaped upon A Curious Man ($18), the marvelous and compelling biography of the enigmatic cartoonist Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley. This globetrotting millionaire went onto win international fame and acclaim by celebrating the strangest oddities in the world and through is outrageous showmanship he taught how it was possible to believe the unbelievable. Neal Thompson is the acclaimed biographer who brings us the fascinating tale of Ripley’s life which is the classic American fairytale. The bucktoothed, painfully shy Ripley had a great appreciation of the world’s greatest curiosities, and the book that looks at the man behind this phenomenon is outstanding.