Adam Selzer, Smart Aleck's Guide head honcho, has given speeches, lectures and presentations all over the country about life as an author, his experiences with censorship, ghostlore, and more. He is now available for Smart Aleck's Guide talks, including the following illustrated presentations:
THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY
An overview based on the acclaimed book.
THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE
An introduction to to the life and works of Shakespeare that will make his work come alive even for the nose-pickers in the back row.
THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO DICKENS
A talk on the life and works of Dickens - one of the greatest smart alecks in history.
THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO BASEBALL
Baseball history is just FULL of comical mustaches - but what makes baseball so "American?"
THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO THE CIVIL WAR
You think the country is divided NOW? At least the senators aren't beating each other with canes...yet.
THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS
Are our founding fathers rolling over in their graves? Actually, you have to take that on a founding father-by- founding father basis. Breaking through the myths and rhetoric used by both the right and the left, the presentation reveals the truth: that our founding fathers didn't agree on much back then, and they wouldn't today, either!
These talks will keep your audiences fascinated - and rolling in the aisles at the same time!
Standard rate is $500/day (plus expenses if travel outside of Chicagoland is required)