“In comparing our society’s humble beginnings a few million years ago with what it has evolved into today, it’s impossible not to be both impressed and terrified. We have cars, blue jeans, pizza, washing machines, and the internet! We also have racism, anti-Semitism, endless wars, pollution, and the musical Cats.”
After overhearing a conversation one night in an English pub, Ed Daly, author of Cereal: Snap, Crackle, Pop Culture, instantly felt inspired. It was in that moment he knew a historical romp was about to ensue, ultimately feeding his curiosity about people, history, and the world at large. It was time to research both the best and worst people to ever cross the face of the earth.
Now, just in time for America’s birthday, a collection of these hot and cold figures are available in a new book called HEROES AND JERKS: The Best and Worst Who Ever Lived (July 4th, 2020; ISBN:9798647464330). Comparing a variety of people from around the world between two million B.C and 2019, readers will recognize some of Daly’s most coveted characters and perhaps learn a thing or two about the terrible antics of others.
“In every era there have been transcendent individuals who have pushed the world to become a better place. Conversely, humanity has also had its fair share of individuals whose selfishness and malevolence have caused great pain.”
At a time when the uncertainty of a global pandemic has put the world on edge, readers will find a reprieve while they chuckle, learn, and time-hop their way through Daly’s vast rankings of human history.
From world leaders to Hollywood actors, even Irish monks, HEROES AND JERKS is guaranteed to have a little something for everyone.
About the Author
Ed Daly has worked as a pizza chef, a dishwasher, a busboy who got caught eating scraps off someone’s plate, an international shipping company analyst, a Wall Street bond salesman, Mr. Mom, and a published author. He loves history and knows at least a little bit about a lot of things. He is the world’s foremost expert on cereal and the movie Teen Wolf and lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.
HEROES AND JERKS
The Best and Worst Who Ever Lived
By Ed Daly
Publication Date July 4th, 2020