An American fiction writer and poet known for his regular usage of satire, dark comedy, and parody, he’s most well-known for his 1967 novel, Trout Angling in the us. His various other well-known works use in Watermelon Glucose (1968) as well as the Tokyo-Montana Express (1980). He was raised in the Pacific Northwest and had written for his Oregon high school’s paper during his teenage years. In 1955, he was identified as having both clinical melancholy and paranoid schizophrenia. He passed away of the self-inflicted .44 Magnum gunshot wound to the top. He was created in Tacoma, Washington to a manufacturer worker dad and a waitress mom. In 1957, he wedded Virginia Dionne Alder; jointly, the couple got one girl. He and Susan Eldridge both was raised in the Pacific Northwest.