I is for Illuminati (Hardcover)
An A-Z Guide to Our Paranoid Times
Morrow Gift, 9780062994295, 128pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 2020
An A to Z compendium for our paranoid times that explores the most popular conspiracy theories, from Area 51 and vaccines to Chemtrails and JFK.
Whether you’re a die-hard net-warrior or a freshly initiated paranormal explorer, I is for Illuminati is a mind-blowing trip through the most fascinating—and enduring—conspiracy theories that live on web and circulate the globe.
With the ubiquity of the internet, conspiracy theories have infiltrated nearly every aspect of society, from politics to business, sports, healthcare, history, geology, meteorology, the military-industrial complex, and of course, outer space. Whether you want to take a deep dive into the world of the Freemasons or are curious about what’s really hidden in the restricted areas of the Great Pyramid, Chris Vola has the answers.
In this fully illustrated, darkly funny guide that plays on the classic ABC primer, he examines the biggest conspiracies of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, including:
- A is for Aliens
- B is for Bermuda Triangle
- C is for Chemtrails
- D is for Denver Airport
- E is for Earth (Flat, Hollow)
- F is for Fluoride
- G is for Giants
- H is for HAARP
- I is for Illuminati
- J is for J. Edgar Hoover
- K is for Kennedy
- L is for Lizard People
- M is for Moon Landing
- N is for Nazi’s in South America
- O is for Opioids
- P is for Pyramids
- Q is for Quantum Energy
- R is for Roswell
- S is for Smithsonian Institution
- T is for Time Travel
- U is for United Nations
- V is for Vaccinations
- W is for Walt Disney
- X is for Planet X
- Y is for Yeti
- Z is for Zeitgeist
With history (and rhymes!) about twenty-six of the most baffling global conspiracies, illustrated with original full-color drawings created by Keni Thomas and specially designed for the book, this is the ultimate gift for X-files fans, Alexa-muters, and all who want to believe (or already do).
About the Author
CHRIS VOLA, a graduate of the Columbia University MFA Writing Program, bartends at New York City’s neo-speakeasy Little Branch, where he trained under the late cocktail pioneer Sasha Petraske. He is the author of a short story collection, a poetry collection, and two novels. His writings about drinks, literature, food, and pop culture appear widely in print and online journals, including PopMatters, Paste Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Thrillist, Supercall, and Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.