The First Book of Seconds: 220 of the Most Random, Remarkable, Respectable (and Regrettable) Runners-Up and Their Almost Claim to Fame
Author: Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie
Publisher: Adams Media
Release Date: November 16, 2010
Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills all received top billing by coming in second. But that's not normally the case--most runners-up dwell in obscurity.
Finally, there's a book that celebrates the many unsung qualities of those who faltered on their way to the top! Inside, you'll discover little-known second-acts with entries that highlight their worthy achievements, such as:
The second highest homerun hitter
The second man to set foot on the moon
The second most dangerous animal in the world
The second-largest car rental chain (whose motto is fitting: "We try harder")
With more than 200 accounts of almost-claims-to-fame, this book leaves trivia junkies of all ages feeling like they won a gold medal--not a booby prize.