The introduction of How They Choked pretty much sums it all up:
"Warning: Nobody's Perfect; Get Used to It
"If you only want to see people at their best, this book isn't for you. I've been asked "Don't you ever write anything with a happy ending?" So far, no, and not in this book either. It's full of bad news about how some of the world's most successful people failed, flunked, choked, or blew it. What's not to love? There's nothing better than reading about how someone else messed up."
There you have it.
Written by the author that gave us How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, this book will not only teach you some new facts about people you are supposed to know all about, but it will keep you laughing the whole time. Great illustrations as well.