(This piece originally appeared on Nautilus.) About six years ago, I was putting a new roof on a 200-year-old house on an island in Maine when I got a call from Justin Timberlake’s cousin and assistant, a girl named Melissa. I put down my nail gun, told my boss I was taking five, and answered.
There are people in the world with life-stories that defy human imagination and expand our idea of what the human experience is like. And there are some people whose stories cross out of reality and into what reads a lot like a science fiction or fantasy epic. Take a look at the most fantastical tales that people…
Julian Assange is claiming he "has to" write his memoirs, to help cover legal fees and the astronomical running costs of WikiLeaks. If ever a book deserved to be leaked in draft PDF form online prior to publication, it's this.