About the Book
Here are some remarks from people who have read Shakey’s Madness: “Despite myself being a person who is never interested much in history or historical figures, still this book was easy to understand as the author’s writing style was relatable, fun, and informative. Everything flowed and he actually made me curious to learn more about Shakespeare! And I could not stop reading.”
“Easily readable. This unique perspective by the author on Shakespeare’s identity could turn it into a major hit.”
“Short and sweet but at the same time extremely interesting.”
“Easy to follow, well researched, and on-point with intricate details and historical facts to back every notion.”
“I liked this part the best, *having bipolar disorder does not mean that someone cannot have talent or success in life. In fact, the opposite is true. Mental health issues are often linked to creative people*. Reading that excerpt actually made me teary-eyed. I get why people are touched by this book. They spoke the truth! The way the author brings to the forefront the topic of mental health issues in connection to Shakespeare is unique, original and yet it made the whole book more inspirational. And made me glad to be reading it. As someone who lives with bipolar disorder, thank you for writing it.”
About the Author
Robert Boog is a real estate broker and author who lives in Los Angeles California. A graduate of UCLA with a BA in English, he writes books and songs for fun. You can do a YouTube search for “Robert Boog” and find songs I have written.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Ever notice all the fainting, racing thoughts, suicides and depression in the plays of William Shakespeare? I did not either. But in this highly original, sometimes humorous, and ultimately satisfying book on the authorship question of William Shakespeare, author Robert Boog notices details that have existed in the plays, poems, and sonnets for centuries – then makes a surprisingly strong case for the “real” author and bipolar disorder. Like the prince looking for Cinderella, Boog claims that when the BD symptoms found in the plays is used like Cinderella’s slipper, they fit only one person. And that person is NOT Christopher Marlowe, Sir Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare of Stratford, Sir Thomas North or Henry Neville. Who was the “real” author and why did he hide his true authorship? Read Shakey’s Madness to find out!
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Are there people still interested in William Shakespeare? Yes, and are there people interested in real-life mysteries? So, let us have some fun and combine these things. After all, isn’t that what Ben Jonson wanted us to do? On the last line of the “To the Reader” poem found in the First Folio, Ben Jonson advises us: “Reader, look not on his picture, but his book.” In other words, the man in this portrait is NOT the real author. Read the words in his plays to find him.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Shakespeare is my favorite because he is a master wordsmith. He created 37 plays, 154 sonnets and 4 long poems. He wrote over one million words and added over 900 words to the English language.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Don’t do it for the money as you may wind up feeling disappointed. But if you write for the love of writing, you will always feel more satisfied. Sometimes it may mean only rewriting one sentence, but you will feel happy about doing it!
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
My website is www.robertboog.com and you can find me on Twitter at @bobboog1.