KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Before he became famous around
the world for penning the highly controversial "The Da Vinci Code," superstar
author Dan Brown experimented with several career paths before landing on the
one that would bring him fame, fortune, and plenty of criticism, according to
the first biography on Brown releasing November 22 and written by celebrity
biographer Lisa Rogak.
-- Singer/Songwriter of Lite Rock Music. After college, Dan Brown moved to
Hollywood to make it in the music business. His debut CD -- produced
with the help of A-list studio musicians and producers who worked with
Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney -- includes 976-LOVE, a song about
paid phone sex. Though he was billed as "the next Barry Manilow," the
writing was on the wall: "The world isn't ready for a pale, balding
geek shaking his booty on MTV," he lamented.
-- Spanish Teacher to the Children of Celebrities. Brown's connection with
Phillips Exeter Academy is well-known, but no one knows that he once
taught at Beverly Hills Prep in California. "Try looking Rupert Murdoch
or Michael Eisner in the eye and saying, Hey, your kid's going to fail
my course," said Brown.
-- Author of Cheesy Humor Books. Brown also wrote a couple of novelty
books filled with bad puns. In one, he advised women to avoid men who
struggle to decide between Original Recipe and Extra Crispy, while in
the other he suggested men look at the bright side of going bald,
penning ditties like, "Your kissable surface area is increasing," and
"No more cowlicks."
Many more secrets about Dan Brown are revealed in the new book, "The Man
Behind the Da Vinci Code" by Rogak, an adept and versatile media guest with
national media credits that include The Oprah Winfrey Show.
"The Man Behind the Da Vinci Code" is published by Andrews McMeel
Publishing and is on sale now in online and offline bookstores nationwide, and
at www.danbrownbio.com, where excerpts from the book and snippets of songs
from his two CDs are available.
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SOURCE Andrews McMeel Publishing