Joe Lee is an illustrator, cartoonist, writer, and clown. With a degree from Indiana University centering on Medieval History, Joe is also a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey's Clown College. He worked for some years as a circus clown. He is the illustrator of a baker's dozen of For Beginners books, including Barack Obama, Shakespeare, Postmodernism, Deconstruction, Eastern Philosophy, Dante, Jane Austen and Global Warming among others. The author lives in Bloomington, IN.
"The value of "Greek Mythology for Beginners", then, is to remove the filters of modern culture and return us to the source. It's a bookshelf-worthy collection of fireside stories as well as an easy reference to consult... Like Charon on the River Styx, but far less ominous, Joe Lee takes us on a memorable ride with a very pleasant bonus. Unlike the journey to Hades, we can return from "Greek Mythology for Beginners" with a refreshed perspective on our Western cultural legacy." -- "The Front Page Online"