SHEFFIELD-BORN journalist John Wilcock is currently the darling of the American intelligentsia for his book The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol.
John, now 84, one of the founders of Village Voice, originally published it in the Seventies and it stayed forgotten until a copy was found in a bookshop by publisher Chrstopher Trela.
The book, described by one critic as "a groovy period piece," has been given a slick art book makeover.
But that doesn't make him a happy man.
John, who lives in California and publishes an online magazine at www.ojaiorange.com, is still itching for paid work.
"Here I am with 38 books behind me, travel videos about a score of countries, more than 1,000 weekly columns, 900 video travel shows and I still can't find anyone to hire me," he says with some exasperation.
He's still looking for a publisher for his Manhattan Memories, "about a naive young Fleet Street reporter who goes to the US and founds the underground press," and another for his book about marijuana, The Weed That Changed The World. It changed his.
Warhol once gave him a couple of pictures in lieu of a debt and John swapped them for marijuana.
Manhattan is available at lulu.com or amazon.com
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