This is the big publicity stunt of the summer I guess. The author claims to live "off the grid".
By that he means no credit cards, no driver's license, no bank accounts, or at least none under his own name. And John Twelve Hawks isn't his real name.
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but I thought "off the grid" meant you lived off the power grid. Generators and solar power and the like. Off the grid was a huge issue for survivalists during Y2K. I've never heard of anyone using "off the grid" to describe living undercover. Not even in novels. Did I miss something?
Speaking of novels, this guy needs to read John D. MacDonald. Cause even Travis McGee, the original guy "no documentation guy", later changed his ways. I can't remember which book but he said "the fastest way to attract undue attention was NOT to have ID in your wallet".
Good thing Mr Twelve Hawks hasn't tried to visit his editor at Doubleday. The guards at 1745 Broadway ask for picture ID.