Tom Scott wrote and illustrated a weekly column on politics for the
Listener for over a decade in the 1970s and early 1980s. Since 1988
he has been the editorial cartoonist for Wellington's Evening Post
and its successor, the Dominion Post.
A life member of the Press Gallery, he has observed at point-blank range prime ministers from Norman Kirk to John Key. He was famously banned from China by Rob Muldoon. He has been 'a boy on the bus' with David Lange, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Helen Clark. His television drama series and documentary on Ed Hillary have sold to a number of countries. Footrot Flats, which he co-wrote with Murray Ball, and his stage play The Daylight Atheist were hits on both sides of the Tasman.
"A first-class memoir of a highly memorable life. Here is an important (often hilarious) writer and immensely gifted cartoonist, insightfully chronicling quite momentous changes in our political and social landscape." --New Zealand Books