Walmart+ is here to help make every day easier. Learn more.
Walmart+ is here to help make every day easier.
Bart King

The Pocket Guide to Brilliance (Paperback)

Average Rating:out of 5 stars
Walmart # 559704919
Free delivery on $35+ orders

Arrives by Mon, Sep 28

Pickup not available

Sold & shipped byWalmart
Shop Now

About This Item

We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.
Pocket Guide to Brilliance-Product Description
Punctuated with both sharp and dry wit, Bart King presents a wealth of fascinating trivia.

Brilliant people are those who walk father, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done, and then some.

Learn from masters of brilliance like:
  • The first female journalist, Anne Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams by stealing his clothes while he was skinny dipping!

  • Candidate John Lindsay, who released chickens at a speech by his opponent, George Wallace, in order to shame Wallace into a debate.

  • Benjamin Franklin, the originator of phrases like A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one, and A man who lives on hope, dies farting.

Bart King, a self-proclaimed dabbler, is interested in games, magic, current events, music, chess, history, literature, geography, travel, crime, science fiction, art, and almost everything else! The veteran of many water-balloon wars, he's twice won the prized Arrested Development award from the New York Society of Amateur Psychologists. He earned a master's degree in history from Sonoma State University and has taught middle school for the past fifteen years.

Bart's work has been featured in The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Chicago Parent, Family Fun magazine and many other publications. He has also appeared on dozens of television and radio programs including the widely syndicated Bob and Tom Show.

Not only is Bart a wild and crazy boy, he's also the author of bestseller The Big Book of Boy Stuff. Bart subsequently co-authored The Big Book of Girl Stuff with his five sisters and 50 former students. This title won widespread acclaim; if you are skeptical (and you should be!) please see its product page.

Also, take a look at these fun links:

  • Bart's fabulously fun and entertaining blogs: Ultra-Gross! and Unexpectedly Bart
  • Bart's awesome Website:
  • Bart's: Amazon Author Page


Gibbs Smith
Book Format
Original Languages
Number of Pages
Bart King
The Pocket Guide to Brilliance
Publication Date
December, 2008
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches

Customer Reviews

Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars

This book is a collect...

This book is a collection of trivia related (loosely, in my opinion) to brilliance. The author discusses historical and contemporary figures in U.S. history and their foibles and flashes of insight. The book is a series of short anecdotes, usually funny and mostly interesting.


Customer Q&A

Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

Ask a question

If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly.

Policies & Plans

Pricing policy

About our prices
We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. See more details atOnline Price Match.

webapp branch
Electrode, Comp-8dfaa8e8-9197-4002-a605-815345b6512a, DC-eus2-prod-a3, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-37.3.0, SHA-b3134fce56061453926ca6f342a65ac5c917ad96, CID-5ffff04e-007-174a3d286be989, Generated: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:45:17 GMT