Felix Dennis was born on May 27, 1947. He was one of the central figures who brought 60s counterculture magazine Oz to a large audience. In 1973, he founded his own magazine publishing company, Dennis Publishing, launching titles such as Maxim and owning The Week, Viz, and Health and Fitness. He wrote several collections of poetry including A Glass Half Full; Love, of a Kind; This Is the Way of the World; and I Just Stepped Out. He would occasionally go on live poetry performance tours in order to promote his latest collections. He also wrote several of tell-all books including How to Get Rich: The Distilled Wisdom of One of Britain's Wealthiest Self-Made Entrepreneurs, and 88 - The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money. He died from throat cancer on June 22, 2014 at the age of 67.