Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Interview: Michael Stusser

Michael Stusser's “Interview with a Dead Guy” columns, which appear in mental_floss magazine, have just been published in The Dead Guy Interviews: Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personalities in History.

He graciously responded to my questions about his very entertaining (and educational) book, including this one:
Zeringue: What question do you wish someone would ask you about your book but no one has asked? And what's the answer?

Stusser: What was the best piece of advice you got from a dead guy?
I was talking to Ben Franklin at Starbucks the other day and he said, “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” He also said that the best way to avoid flatulence is to drink perfume, so take it for what it’s worth.
Learn more about The Dead Guy Interviews at the Penguin website and visit Michael Stusser's website and MySpace page.

Read the entire Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue