Are you suggesting this as a career path, then?Billy Hayes tells the true story behind Midnight Express
"Sure," he says. "I suggest you get busted, go to jail, escape and write a book. The rest is gravy."
It was, he says more seriously, the "best and worst thing that ever happened to me". The worst of it was that he felt as if he'd consigned his own family to five years in prison (though his brother has thanked him for setting such a low bar that "unless we kill someone on television, we're golden").