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Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is the author of a number of acclaimed novels, including Inside the Cage, Boy Kills Man and The Wild. His latest book from Simon & Schuster (US publication only), Oink - My Life With Mini-Pigs is his first work of non-fiction for adults. He is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, England.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A pet is for life. Even the demanding ones.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I can never bring myself to retire old jeans. So, my knees are most noticeable.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Muhammad Ali. Once upon a time I bumped into him in a shopping centre in Bristol. True fact!

Q. What do you regret most?

A. No regrets. Just a great deal of learning from mistakes.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To be feared at Singstar

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May 19, 2011

When I started writing Oink: My Life With Mini-Pigs, Butch and Roxi could both fit inside the cat basket in which they'd arrived. Midway through, Roxi had grown almost knee-height to me. Once I'd finished the book, she'd added a couple more inches. After that, she began packing on the pounds. As for Butch, he's certainly a small pig, but won't be climbing back inside that cat basket again.

When people hear about my book, or look at the cover, often their first response is 'I want a minipig!'. That's pretty much how my wife saw things when she first came across such pictures. Sure enough, when Butch and Roxi moved in with us they were... see more

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