Mark Brandon Read - Chopper to his friends and enemies - has become a cult figure across the world. Since the success of the movie of his life, and the accompanying book, his exploits have shocked and amused readers in several countries. An underworld executioner and notorious criminal, when Chopper was first released from prison he vowed never to return. He became a bizarre celebrity as his autobiography became a bestseller. Six months later he was back in jail writing the second astonishing instalment of his brilliant memoir: "How to Shoot Friends and Influence People".
Mark Brandon Read now lives in Tasmania, far out of reach of the hundreds of criminals who want to put a bullet in his skull. He enjoys reading, cooking and caring for his electric chainsaw.