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Dan Brown: The Unauthorized Biography

Lisa Rogak

St. Martin's Griffin

The Revealing Story of Dan Brown, the Man Who Outsold the Bible
 

The Da Vinci Code made Dan Brown one of the most popular authors in history. Yet he’s also one of the most secretive, rarely granting interviews or making public appearances.

In this illuminating biography, Lisa Rogak uncovers the life of the high school English teacher and singer/songwriter who became one of the world’s bestselling writers. She recounts his bumpy road to publishing success and the legal battle that he fought and won. And she sheds light on the writing process--- and Brown’s fascination with puzzles and codes--- that has brought us Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, and Inferno.

For the first time in paperback, this revised-and-updated biography offers fans a chance to learn more about the author whose novels have captivated millions of readers.


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CHAPTER ONE
 

OF SECRET CODES AND SECRET SOCIETIES
“I GREW UP in a household where riddles and codes were just part of the way we had fun,” said Dan Brown, recalling his childhood. “On Christmas morning where most kids would find their presents under the tree, my siblings and I might find a treasure map with codes that we would follow from room to room and eventually find our presents hidden somewhere else in the house. So for me, codes have always been fun.
“I also grew up in a house of mathematics, music, and language. And codes and ciphers really
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Praise for Dan Brown: The Unauthorized Biography

Praise for Lisa Rogak:
“In this carefully crafted, behind-the-scenes biography, Rogak succeeds in uncovering the ‘truthiness’ about the real Colbert.” —Booklist on And Nothing But the Truthiness

“A thoroughly respectful overview of King’s life, and a great starter biography for new fans.” —The Boston Globe on Haunted Heart

“An authoritative and accessible biography, absorbing from cover to cover.” —Library Journal on A Boy Named Shel

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lisa Rogak

  • LISA ROGAK is the author of more than forty books. Her most recent biographies are And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert, the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King, and A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein. She is also the editor of the New York Times-bestseller Barack Obama in His Own Words.

  • Lisa Rogak
    Lisa Rogak
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