John-Paul Flintoff is a feature writer for the Sunday Times, and author of Comp: a Survivor’s Tale. The late Nobel winner Harold Pinter commented on John-Paul Flintoff’s writing, “Very good. Very funny…In fact it made me laugh,” which is surely praise indeed.
Prior to becoming an author and journalist, John-Paul has also worked as a bin man, an executive PA, a scuba diver, a poet, a taxi driver, a tailor, a gardener, an ice-cream salesman, a hairdresser, an assistant undertaker, a bit-part player in pantomime, a waiter, an illustrator, a high-wire window cleaner, a photographer, a very amateur boxer, a karaoke singer, and a rat catcher, but he has now settled down as a writer, film-maker, and broadcaster.
His book, Sew Your Own, argues that the way we look at clothing influences the way we look at the environment, the economy and life itself, and his magazine story about Camilla Batmangehelidjh, founder of the London-based charity, Kids Company, helped to change government policy.