Dan Brown’s New York Times best-seller The Da Vinci Code has sold many millions of copies in over forty languages, becoming a worldwide phenomenon that has inspired secret societies, international museum tours, and even a forthcoming major motion picture. But despite the phenomenal success of The Da Vinci Code and several of his other novels, Dan Brown himself has been able to remain something of a mystery to his fans. While there are more than two dozen books that address various aspects of The Da Vinci Code, little has been written about the enigmatic author.

The Man Behind the Da Vinci Code is the first book to chronicle Dan Brown’s upbringing, his rise to best-sellerdom, the sometimes mysterious and quirky nuances of his character, and his recent struggles to protect a false sense of anonymity by drawing into a sheltered and isolated society of his own making. Through exclusive personal interviews with his friends and former colleagues as well as newspaper articles and interview transcripts collected over the course of Brown’s career, biographer Lisa Rogak paints an intriguing and insightful picture of the man Time magazine named one of the one hundred most influential people of 2005