Ben Schott is the creator and designer of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany and its three sequels. He also wrote the news annual Schott's Almanac (2006-2011). Together his books have sold some 2.5 million copies, in twenty one languages (including Japanese and Braille). Schott is a contributing columnist to the op-ed pages of The New York Times and a regular contributor to The Times of London. He divides his time between New York and London.
"Hugely inventive... Pleasantly pre-Web--a self-enclosed thing that rewards another, older kind of multitasking: reading, laughing, and learning." - The New Yorker
"Perfectly tailored." - The New Republic "Elegant [and] illuminating." - Wired "Genius." - Real Simple "[A] work of brilliance."--The Times (London)