In an era of rampant "alternative facts" and huge collections of 'fake news,' Rex Sorgratz's The Encyclopedia of Misinformation aims to put things in perspective through the history of false fact. In the book, Sorgratz writes about hundreds of scams and lies that millions throughout history at some point believed was true. This includes scams from the likes of P.T. Barnum and even includes modern examples such as Lonelygirl15.
Sorgratz was inspired to write The Encyclopedia of Misinformation long before the political havoc of 2017 - 2018 and was instead inspired by the general ideas on deception and misinformation throughout history. Sorgratz hopes that readers of The Encyclopedia of Misinformation will be able to think more critically and will essentially become more skeptical to the world around them.