Jul 21, 2013 8:20 AM
We've always known that our favorite writers and artists were a little on the odd side. That's part of the makeup of a genius, right? Flipping through Daily Rituals: How Artists Work ($19), edited by Mason Currey, we're starting to realize just how neurotic, wacky, and off-kilter they really were! Take Benjamin Franklin, for example. He started each day by writing in the nude. And Beethoven? He brewed his own coffee every morning, measuring out exactly sixty-six coffee beans per cuppa!