In 1917, John R. BrinkleyAmerica's most brazen con manintroduced an outlandish surgical method for restoring fading male virility.
6. October 2017, quoteVariety
Matt Damon to Star as Con-Man Doctor in 'Charlatan': After headlining two movies that debuted on the fall festival circuit "Suburbicon" and "Downsizing" Matt Damon has found a new project. He's set to star as John R. Brinkley, a real-life 20th century
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6. October 2017, reviewNew York Times
One of New York Times critic Janet Maslin's Ten Favorite Books of 2008: "Told with uproarious brio.heavenly.A book so lively its wild stories are virtually wall-to-wall."
6. October 2017, reviewJonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
Hugely amusing [but also] dark and cautionary, a reminder of the high price of gullibility and ignorance.
6. October 2017, reviewUSA Today
An extraordinary saga of the most dangerous quack of all time.entrancing.
6. October 2017, reviewKirkus
Wonderful American social history and lots of fun.
6. October 2017, reviewChicago Tribune
You will devour Charlatan..
6. October 2017, reviewMail on Sunday (London)
Rollicking, funny, brilliantly readable.
6. October 2017, reviewFinancial Times
Superbly crafted and enthralling.
6. October 2017, reviewDavid Gates, Newsweek
If Hollywood hasn't already optioned Pope Brock's "Charlatan," an account of the rise and fall of the all-American quack "Dr." John R. Brinkley, what's keeping it?
6. October 2017, reviewBoston Globe
Written with glee, in a style that is pure gusto, a bubbling fountain of metaphor and arresting image.Fishbein's campaign against Brinkley makes up one strand of this extraordinary tale and provides a bravura courtroom finale.