/ Includes PS Section The flamboyant autobiography of the uninhibited and wonderful Quentin Crisp. / The outrageous and hilarious life and times of one of Britain's great eccentrics -- Quentin Crisp. / 'The Naked Civil Servant' has sold over 128,000 copies in the UK alone. / Was turned into an award-winning television film in the 1970's and has been published in numerous best-selling editions over the last 40 years.
Quentin Crisp was born on Christmas Day 1908 in Sutton, a suburb of London. After leaving school he became an illustrator and a designer of book covers before spending the next 35 years of his life as an artists' model. In 1981 he moved to New York City and became a resident alien, living in a one bedroom flat in Chelsea which he famously never cleaned ("After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse"), and describing himself as a "resident waif". He died in 1999, just one month short of his 91st birthday.
'A work of great wit, intelligence and sensitivity.' Washington Post Book World