While writing The Monopolists, the secret history of the beloved board game, Mary Pilon was influenced by a number of non-fiction narrative journalists like Gay Talese and Erik Larson. Additionally, Pilon tells us a few of her favorite authors she reads in her down-time.
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed."
- Nicolas Chamfort
The famous French author and conversationalist Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, regarded for his clever and astute observations, was born on April 6, 1741, making this his 276th birthday. Chamfort tragically committed suicide during the French Revolution after he was threatened with imprisonment for the…