From the Kalahari Desert, to the jungles of Sierra Leone, to swinging '60s London, to France, to India and beyond, Dragon Door publisher John Du Cane has led a Forrest Gump-like life of encounters with the great, the bizarre, the dangerous, and the downright depraved. With a laconic, visceral, image-laden style reminiscent of Bob Dylan's cryptic lyrics, Du Cane delivers a set of compelling tales that exude a raw passion, a wry sense of humor, and some penetrating spiritual insights. Like a Picasso portrait from his Cubist period, these are bits and pieces that, put together, make up a face. In this case, the multifaceted face of a complex visionary and innovator who changed the face of modern fitness.
What did Mick Jagger's wife, Bianca, give John for the first time in his life? How and where did he meet Sharon Tate, shortly before she was murdered by the Charlie Manson gang? Why was John arrested and detained in the number one prison for the criminally insane in the United States? And so much more...
I was driving to LAX and listening to “Lou Reed” and who do I think of??? John Du Cane and his book “Wild Boy” of course! I was compelled to pull over and purchase the audio version since I had already read the book. I found myself twenty minutes past my exit and it was so, so worth it! Listening to John narrate his book was inspiring as well as entertaining. What more can I say? I absolutely loved every single minute of it! Can I give more than 5 stars???
A quick read / listen. Fascinating true experiences from an eccentric mans life that is fully entertaining.