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Math Curse is a wonderful book. However, it does have problems, they are conceptual, first of all it was not considered a work of non-fiction. Second, it was considered as a work of art, graphic art, not a work of literature. It should have gone to a math specialist to look at first, before publication. Librarians when asked about the mistake, said it didn't matter, it was a work of fiction. Saying that we do ourselves and the basic premis of our profession a disservice. Ray Barber The William Penn Charter School Philadelphia P. S. In my study of best lists last year it made more lists than any other work of "fiction" If I remember correctly, 14.