Robert Chambers Edwards (1860 — 1922) delighted discerning readers, scandalized prudes, and shattered the conventions of journalism with his series of self-published one-man newspapers. The first collection of Edward’s writings in over twenty-five years, Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers & Unabashed Grafters captures the man in his many, oft contradictory guises: hard-drinking journalist, accomplished fiction writer, Prohibition booster, impish idol-toppler, free-thinker, reluctant MLA and self-promoter. An incendiary wordsmith, Bob Edward’s pasquinades blend fact and fiction with mischievous abandon. The spiritual father of The Onion? At least. A Canadian original? Completely!