The Emperor of Scrounge

A tenured professor becomes a Dumpster diver

Fort Worth

In one of his books, Jeff Ferrell calls himself a "punkass anarchist." It's probably not the description that comes to mind when most people meet the polite Texan, who plays acoustic guitar and talks sweetly to his cats. Yet there's no denying that Mr. Ferrell has a rebellious streak. He has had more than a few confrontations with police officers and was even arrested once for spray-painting graffiti on a