Why do good intentions go awry? With brutally honest humor, Daniel recounts his trip towards the edge, and a desperate drug-fuelled quest for the truth. A Rough Guide To The Dark Side is a real-life trip through Balkan organized crime. More irreverent than McMafia, it has the vicarious kicks of Mr Nice and Shantaram, plus the travelogue style of a Bill Bryson or Tony Hawks, but with added bile and an overdose of drugs.
Daniel Simpson is a renegade correspondent, and author of A Rough Guide to the Dark Side, which recounts why he gave up his job to join the mob.
Born in England in 1974, he read history at Cambridge then trained as a journalist with Reuters, before being hired by The New York Times. He resigned after learning that news promotes the interests of the powerful. Profits trump people and planet, whatever the costs.
To challenge that bias with sustainable alternatives, Daniel once published a fake Financial Times, depicting a world less addicted to economic growth. Its leading article was reprinted in the British Journalism Review.
His recent work focuses on yoga, which he juggles with investigative research. He lives somewhere between the UK and northern India.