This weekend, my copy of How They Choked by Georgia Bragg arrived in my mailbox. This collective biography is a follow up to 2011’s How They Croaked. In this case, the biographies focus on the mistakes of famous individuals rather than on their deaths. A great title with a lot of shelf appeal for middle grade and young adult readers. The minibiographies are humorous, at turns sarcastic and the book includes many different resources. I started off by reading about Anne Boleyn and Jacob Ismay.