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Just because it's important - imperative - that people know who Voltaire is. Read Candide if you get a chance. Gabriel Garcia Márquez wrote, "La Increíble y Triste Historia de la Cándida Eréndira y de su Abuela Desalmada," yes, based on Candide, and yes, important - read it if you can.
Why, you may ask, is Don thinking about Beau Brummell at 7 AM on a Wednesday morning? That's a very good question, and unfortunately, I don't have a good answer. Everyone has heard the name "Beau Brummell," but I suspect not many people know who he really was. The Wikipedia link to his story reveals an absolutely fascinating portrait of a man who was clearly a progenitor of OCD: * He took five hours each day to get dressed. * He polished his boots with Champagne. * It goes on. One thing he is credited for is having influenced the modern men's suit and tie - I'm not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, but it's nevertheless pretty darned important. Anyway, you should have a look - the final stages of his life should come as a surprise to no one.