Michael Irving Phillips was born in Jamaica. He left home for Howard University in the US where he received MA (Education) and BS Chemistry) degrees. “Leave the Rat Race to the Rats” is a sequel to his previous book, “Boycott Money And Save Your Soul – Launching the Goodwill Revolution”. The first book launched the Goodwill Revolution, while this one applies it. Previous work includes “Poems for Husbands and Other Underdogs”, compilation and publishing poetry books “Bitten by Bonzo” and “Living in Constant Spring”. However, most recent years has been spent in a one-man production of Hot Calaloo, a newsletter about Caribbean news and views. From April 1992 to December 1999 it was published monthly and was transferred to the web at hotcalaloo.com since then.