Very entertaining. Includes experts' opinions of most overrated and underrated Civil War general, movie star, car, gangster, pie, sports moment, photographer, and song. And Chicago is most underrated city!
Lots of famous people comment on what they feel are the most overrated and underrated people, places and things. Includes Stephen King, Art Spiegelman, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Liz Smith, Camille Paglia and more!
While highly subjective, I found the opinions in this book fascinating. Defintely worth the read.
Is Robert E. Lee getting a free ride? Is Donna Reed the unsung sex symbol of her era? Is it high time someone spoke up for the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich? And does anyone have the lonely courage to finally call Moby Dick a great crashing bore? There are inflated reputations in every field of American history-and neglected ones, too. In 100 inspired, irreverent, illuminating essays, experts from every field give the overpraised their comeuppance and rescue the unappreciated from obscurity.