The Dead Guy Interviews: Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personalities in History

Michael A. Stusser

Penguin,  September 2007

They May Not Have a Pulse, but Boy, Can These Guys Talk!

Ever wanted to ask Napoléon about his complex for Van Gogh about the whole ear episode? How about asking Thomas Jefferson about his hypocritical slavery stance or if Frida might consider a brow wax? Here's your chance! In The Dead Guy Interviews, modern-day journalist Michael Stusser chats with forty-five of the most famous personalities of all time, asking them probing and illuminating questions about their lives, conquests, and what's on their iPods. The Q&A interviews are historical and hysterical, and great conversation fodder. If you ever wondered what it would be life to have dinner with some of the biggest names in history . . . Now you'll know.

The Dead Guy Interviews Participants Include:

(click on links for sample interviews)
Alexander the Great • Ludwig van Beethoven • Buddha • Michelangelo • Julius Caesar • Caligula • Catherine the Great • Winston Churchill • Cleopatra • Confucius • Crazy Horse • Salvador Dalí • Leonardo da Vinci • Albert Einstein • Sigmund Freud • Henry VIII • J. Edgar Hoover • Harry Houdini • Joan of Arc • Robert Johnson • Frida Kahlo • Genghis KhanAbraham Lincoln Wolfgang Mozart  • Nostradamus • Edgar Allan Poe • William Shakespeare • George Washington • Mae West • Oscar Wilde

paperback | ISBN: 9780143112273 | Publication Date: September 2007

"The Dead Guy Interviews is both widely educational (yes, it's possible) and wickedly entertaining."
--Neely Harris, editor in chief, mental_floss magazine

"Finally, a way to talk to the dead without all that tedious messing around with séances or grave robbery!"
--Ken Jennings, author of Brainiac