Record readers may remember William Cox, a columnist for the paper in the 1990s, known better as Our Man Thursday.
Cox will be back in town on Oct. 28 to launch his book, “Wash Behind Your Ears, Billy: The Greatest Story Ever Told About Me by Me” at Black Cat Books in Lennoxville.
The memoir includes published and unpublished stories and articles from Cox’s time as a journalist and columnist for The Record and Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. A blend of journalism and personal anecdotes, Cox shares the lessons he’s learned the hard way, so readers don’t have to.
Cox didn’t start his career as a writer. He was a Canadian Border Security officer, retiring in 1999 from criminal investigations at the Sherbrooke division. He served as a Customs officer at the port of Woburn, and chief of operations at Sept-Iles and Trois-Rivières, prior to joining investigations at the Québec City division then being transferred to Sherbrooke. Cox’s memoires cover his careers prior to serving with the Canadian Border Security Agency, during his service with CBSA, and his careers during retirement.
The launch, with book signing by the author in person, will be held at Black Cat Books Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 PM.