From Citizen Hughes: In His Own Words, How Howard Hughes Tried To Buy America, by Michael Drosnin. The book details the recluse years of Hughes, when the billionaire was holed-up in a Las Vegas casino penthouse suite, refusing to wear clothes and fearful of germs. Drosnin gained access to several footlockers containing handwritten memos by Hughes that were stolen from the Hughes Corporation after the eccentric's death. The world's richest man and his crippling OCD results in a story stranger than fiction. The passage below details Hughes' instructions on how to prepare a can of fruit.