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Discover the fascinating true stories behind the world's most famous works of art, literature, music, and film, illustrated with historical images. Was one of the Three Musketeers meant to be a black person? How did an eighteenth-century French courtesan become the main character in the opera La Traviata? How many of Picasso's lovers died while inspiring his immortal paintings? What force moved George Lucas to create Star Wars?  With uncensored anecdotes about and around historic people from Catherine the Great to Amedeo Modigliani, Bonnie and Clyde to Andy Warhol, Inspired! presents the humor and tragedy in thirty well-known works—and you will never look at them the same way again. Inspired! is an entertaining and easy-to-read book for everyone, and is a fun gift for your family and friends. 


Maria Bukhonina is a photographer, translator, writer, and a TV producer. She is a cocreator and a producer of the television program Booze Traveler, which explores cultures around the world through their native libations. She lives in Los Angeles.