How jealous a lover was Juan Luna? How did showbiz personalities end up in politics? Do you even know who Epifanio de los Santos is? Palanca award-winning writer, poet, TV personality, and Radioactive Sago Project frontman Lourd De Veyra may not be a historian, but as he delves into these topics you probably never learned in school, he sure makes learning history more fun.

Out soon from Summit Books is History with Lourd: Tsismis Noon, Kasaysayan Ngayon, which gathers in book form noteworthy episodes from the multi-awarded history program of the same name which ran on TV5 from 2013 to 2016.

Drawing from interviews with historians, scholars, and experts and with the guidance of historical consultant Prof. Michael Charleston “Xiao” Chua, the book presents history lessons, little-known facts, and juicy tsismis the way only Lourd can—through an irresistible cocktail of thorough research, wry insight, and merciless comedy.

History with Lourd will be launched at the 39th Manila International Book Fair on September 16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Readers can catch Lourd at the Summit Books booths at the 2nd floor (Booths 211-215 and 228-229), where he will sign copies that are available for purchase at the event for P295 each.

Following the launch, History with Lourd will be available in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide.

History with Lourd marks Lourd’s fourth release under Summit Books. His sharp commentaries have also found their way to print through The Best of This Is a Crazy Planets, a two-volume series which contains the most hilarious essays he has written for his blog; and Lourd de Veyra’s Little Book of Speeches, a collection of 23 acerbic yet insightful speeches he has delivered at various events.

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