Famed for his unique take on life, this screwball scribe writes from the vantage point of “Seeing square out of one eye and round out of the other”. King of the blaggers before blaggers really existed, he’s got more front than Blackpool. When tasked with a trip to Mexico to cover a shark hunt, loud proclamations were made, along the lines of “All I’d need would be a new pair of Birkenstocks and a fine gringo smile for the customs officers”. As it happens, the trip got a little sidetracked, our protagonist ending up in the desert with a chronic case of dry mouth. It’s okay, some people are put on this earth to weave their own way, and in the words of Neil Young: “Better to burn out than fade away”.