Rachel Wise loves to give advice. When she's not editing or writing children's books, which she does full-time at a publisher in New York, she's reading advice columns in newspapers, magazines, and blogs-and is always sure her advice would be better! Her dream is to someday have her own talk show, where she could share her wisdom with millions of people at once, but for now she's happy to dole out advice in small portions in Dear Know-It-All books.Charles Duits (1925-1991) was a French writer and surrealist known for his heroic fantasy saga novels Ptah Hotep and Nefer. He began his writing and philosophy work at the age of 17, after sending some of his poems to Andrï¿½ Breton who then invited him to participate in the experiments of his surrealist group. He frequently met with Anaï¿½s Nin, who speaks of him in her Journal. A student of Gurdjieff's Fourth Way and Zen Buddhism, he was the author of 11 books and novels in French.