A life long student of history, philosophy and politics, James Patterson has managed country bands, delivered newspapers, adapted Sherlock Holmes short stories for radio plays, and published a highly regarded sports magazine. As a singer-songwriter, Patterson was half of the political satire folk music duo, The Pheromones, one of the first acts to be featured on MTV. With the Pheromones, he toured the US for over fifteen years.
Lovers of the personal essay should be rejoicing in the streets at the publication of Bermuda Shorts. Whether he's writing on politics, culture, sports, or the arts, James J. Patterson's work is full of an endangered resource - the magnificent, apparently inexhaustible fund of sheer energy that springs from every page. Rick Walter