Although I am still holidaying in the Plant Kingdom, it is yet again time, as the month winds to a close, for a wholly misleading review of something I read in the past four weeks!
This month, I enjoyed the publication of How to Invent Everything, by Ryan North.
If Mr. North’s name sounds familiar, this is no coincidence: How to Invent Everything is the scintillating autobiography of the man who had the daring, cunning, and sheer nerve to steal fire from the gods. In this thrilling tell-all, he explains his inspiration for the bold deed, how he did it, and how from that simple yet audacious act, he revolutionized civilization as we know it.
We have all heard stories of Mr. North’s exploits as children, but this book offers the unique opportunity to hear straight from the horse’s mouth what was going through this great man’s mind as he invented everything from thunderstorms to teeth, all due to that one act of humanitarian theft.
Did Ryan North really invent everything we now use daily? Perhaps not. But, as the book will reveal, the title is hardly an exaggeration – even if the story of North’s life reads like a tall tale.
Informative and entertaining, I recommend this book to any fans of inventions, non-fiction, and time travel.