Henry Miller was a dirty, dirty man who wrote well.
Henry Miller is an iconoclastic writer who wrote frankly about sex, violence, and anarchism. In today's society, he'd be a Cracked columnist, but smarter.
He'd write intelligent dick jokes
Henry Miller is known primarily for two books: Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, which blended together fiction, autobiography, criticism, and surrealism all in one book. The former was about his debauched life in Paris, while the latter is about his (unsurprisingly) debauched life in Brooklyn. They were banned in the U.S. until 1961 for their lewd and controversial content, concerning Miller's extravagant sex life and nihilistic world view.
They say nothing about his passion for ping pong, however
Henry Miller was married several times, most famously to June Miller, who may or may not have been bisexual. He was consistently broke, but managed to live comfortably in Paris due to his mistress, erotica writer Anais Nin.
Miller died in 1981, and his cremated body was scattered off Big Sur, California.