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Alex Palmer

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Alex Palmer is the author of five nonfiction books including New York Times bestseller The Santa Claus Man and the forthcoming Happiness Hacks. A journalist and excavator of fascinating facts, he is also the author of Weird-o-pedia, Alternative Facts, and Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature.

His writing has also appeared in Esquire, Best Life, Slate, Mental Floss, Smithsonian, Vulture, and The Rumpus, among others.

See more at www.alexpalmerwrites.com.

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The Santa Claus Man: The Ri...

3.52 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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3.51 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Happiness Hacks by Alex  Palmer
"The author started the book by setting the reader’s expectations of this book amidst the plethora of books on happiness books out there, but it turned out to be a an enjoyable and refreshing read. The book is very well organised and laid out, givi..." Read more of this review »
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The Joy of Doing Just Enough by Jennifer McCartney
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Weird-o-pedia by Alex  Palmer
"Being one who is comfortable with the world of weird, I was eager to read this book.

I was a little disappointed to find it was not a very large book, but the content did not disappoint me. Some things in the book I knew already, such as a person..." Read more of this review »
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The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place by Jennifer McCartney
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“Gluck asserted that the poor were not simple downtrodden innocents as the Santa Claus Association had for years presented them. They were time bombs, ready to detonate as soon as conditions worsened. He suggested to Tumulty that the United States create a surveillance system that would “keep tabs” on the poor, and poor Germans in particular, without their knowledge—and that he should oversee the whole thing.”
Alex Palmer, The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York

“Spiders are reputed to taste like peanut butter.”
Alex Palmer, Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

“Gluck asserted that the poor were not simple downtrodden innocents as the Santa Claus Association had for years presented them. They were time bombs, ready to detonate as soon as conditions worsened. He suggested to Tumulty that the United States create a surveillance system that would “keep tabs” on the poor, and poor Germans in particular, without their knowledge—and that he should oversee the whole thing.”
Alex Palmer, The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York




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