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Dan Brown: The Unauthorized Biography

Dan Brown: The Unauthorized Biography

Lisa Rogak

St. Martin's Griffin

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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...

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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.

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