Jon Doust spent his early school years in a small country town in the south-west of Western Australia and was sent to a private boys' school in Perth to complete his high-school years. From then on his life took strange turns and he lived in a number of places he can't remember, but luckily he took notes. And that has been the constant in his life, taking notes. Somehow he managed to cobble together a life that meant something, got a degree, worked as a journalist, columnist, comedian and now he talks and writes for a living. He has a son who thinks his dad is a little crazy. He lives with his wife in Albany, Western Australia, where he writes in a solar-passive house, runs, surfs, and consumes fresh fruit and vegetables grown by people who live just down the road. He worries about the planet.