From the Sample Chapter
…The King’s error has snowballed through history. The same thing happened when a museum won a bidding war for a famous artwork, only to end up paying handsomely for an alleged forgery. When science devoted vast resources to discover a miracle cure, only to incur side effects worse than the disease. When a company spent piles of money to win a lawsuit, only to have the jury award one dollar in damages. When a star athlete made the game-saving play, only to suffer a career-ending injury. This is why, in the modern era, when someone foolishly wins a battle at a cost of losing the war, as did this King – whose name happened to be Pyrrhus – we derisively call it a Pyrrhic victory….
From the Bio
…My Rube Goldberg contraption of a brain processes the world with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic, as I ponder things in a corkscrewed sort of way. Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Why do so many washed-up actors and athletes end up as Governors and Congressmen? Why do they pay out millions of tax dollars for anti-smoking campaigns, and to farmers who grow tobacco? Why did Missouri send thousands of men to fight on opposite sides at the Battle of Vicksburg? Why was it that Pope John XII died while making love to a married woman? Why do armies burn towns to save them? Why can’t we separate art from obscenity, and why, oh why does any Pope wear that hat? I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony.