- Margalit Fox in The New York Times, February 18th, 2012,
For all its bravura, Mr. Fairfax’s seafaring almost pales beside his earlier ventures. [...]
At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.
At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate. To please his mother, who did not take kindly to his being a pirate, he briefly managed a mink farm.
marking the passing of Mr. John Fairfax.