I need help tracking down a reference for a presentation I have to give in a class tomorrow.
I seem to recall a small essay or statement either written by, or in a book about, Douglas Adams. It was a response to the observation that Arthur Dent seemed like something of a depressing character, stating that he was actually the perfect British hero because he struggles through adversity, lives through what should be absolutely mind-blowingly traumatic experiences, and endures.
Unfortunately, I can't cite it (or even make sure I'm not misstating it) if I can't find it.
Any idea what book it was from?