Gary will be appearing on BBC 5 Live’s Afternoon Edition sometime after 2pm today to talk about his past as a homeless man, convicted fraudster and football hooligan, his present life as one of the country’s top criminal defence barristers, his work for Pork Farms and Asda, and (probably) his ongoing battles with weight, bed-wetting and his fear of the dark (and his book, ANIMAL QC: My Preposterous Life.
(You can read a free chapter of the book here).
I think Sarah Brett and Dan Walker are doing the interview – Dan is a well-known football nut, and Gary (genuinely one of the funniest nicest and most interesting people I’ve ever met) shares his love of the game.
In fact, here’s a shot of the great man in action:
It’s a pretty big deal for a small publisher like Monday Books, and it follows hot on the heels of his appearance on BBC Breakfast yesterday:
Following that TV appearance – in which Gary was closely quizzed about his weight and his past as a football hooligan and convicted fraudster, as well as his current career as a highly successful criminal defence barrister – the Amazon sales ranking shot up from around 6,800-ish to 179.
He was for a time the No2 ‘mover and shaker’ in the chart, too – beaten only by that pesky Harper Lee: