Brandon Toropov is a playwright, author, and confirmed Shakespeare fanatic who lives in Massachusetts. His plays include “Seven Affidavits on Authority”, produced in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, in 2000; “An Undivided Heart”, workshopped at the National Playwrights Conference in 1994; and “The Job Search”, produced at the Manhattan Punch Line in 1987. As an actor, he has performed in productions or adaptations of “The Tempest”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “Macbeth”. He has authored over a dozen books on popular culture, business, and religion, including Who Was Eleanor Rigby?, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Legends, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Koran. Joe Lee is an illustrator, cartoonist, writer, and clown. With a degree from Indiana University centering on Medieval History, Joe is also a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College and the author and illustrator of Greek Mythology For Beginners and Dante For Beginners. Visit him at

Books by Brandon Toropov