(February 2, 1937- )
Born in Paris, France
Contributor to 'The Financial Times,' 'Vanity Fair,' 'The New Yorker,' 'Paris Review,' 'Esquire,' 'GQ' and 'Rolling Stone'
Wrote 'In the Meantime,' 'The Chronicles of Now' and 'The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night'
Son of the 4th Baron Haden-Guest
Half-brother of Christopher Guest
Three-time winner of SPY magazine's 'Pro-Am Ironman Nightlife Decathlon'
Alleged inspiration for the character Peter Fallow in Tom Wolfe's 'Bonfire of the Vanities'
Why he might be annoying
He was born before his parents married, so under the rules of the British peerage, his father's baronetcy passed on to younger brother Christopher instead of to him.
His frequent public drunkenness earned him the nickname Anthony Haden-Beast.
He was fired from 'The Financial Times' for 'inaccurate, sloppy and tenditious' reporting (2007).
He lost a million-dollar art collection after failing to pay $1,500 in fees from the storage company (2010).
He has four separate Facebook accounts (and over 10,000 Facebook friends).
Why he might not be annoying
He was called 'one of New York's great raconteurs.'
He won a local Emmy for writing and narrating the PBS documentary 'The Affluent Immigrants.' (1979)
He and his girlfriend were stabbed multiple times by a man who had crashed on their couch after a party (1994).
He managed to knock out the assailant with a shillelagh.
Asked 'If you could do it all again, would you change anything,' he replied 'I think I'd do much the same, but more of it. And much more quickly.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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For 2014, as of last week, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
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