Media big shot Felix Dennis roars his fiery, funny, sometimes racy original poetry, revisiting haunting memories and hard-won battle scars from a madcap — yet not too repentant — life. Best enjoyed with a glass of wine. (Recorded at TED2004, February 2004, in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:24) Watch Felix Dennis’ talk from TED2004 on TED.com, […]Continue reading
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Felix Dennis is one of Great Britain's best known entrepreneurs. This big-personality media mogul's best-known hit was the men's magazine Maxim, but he also launched Mac User, The Week and dozens more magazines, including the allegedly obscene publication Oz, which landed him briefly in jail. His colorful life includes numerous girlfriends, glamorous houses in three countries and the planting of what he intends to be Britain's biggest deciduous forest.
In late 2000 Dennis began to write poetry seriously. Two years later he startled the literary world with his book of poetry A Glass Half Full. The book has become one of the largest-selling books of original verse in the UK in decades.
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"A 21st century Kipling." — Tom Wolfe