Born in the 40s to a public school educated ne'er-do-well father and a mother born and bred in the docks, St Tropez must have seemed inaccessible to the young John Ffitch-Heyes. But in this book, Warts and All, the author shows how luck, determination, and a gallery of contacts picked up along the way can make any dream come true - except, perhaps, multi-millionaire. Soldier, water ski instructor, actor, entrepreneur, horse trainer, music promoter, the list of ‘jobs' fills the pages, and so, too, does the galaxy of stars; Oliver Reed, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Susan George, James Hunt. For John Ffitch-Heyes the 60s were not only fun, they were a platform for experimentation and honing a gift of the gab that would see him move from a tough London to a glamorous Mediterranean with almost intuitive ease. Struggling? Read Warts and All for just one template on the nature of breaking through to success.