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– I read your childhood life was about a bad relation with your mom and dad, as I understand it correctly. You wanted to stay as much out of the house as possible. You also had to move to another place. Is it correct you were in a poor family because this is not written literally in the text (but I thought I could understand it this way?).
You are correct that I had a challenging relationship with my parents. As I look back on that time, my parents were probably right and I was wrong. I wanted more freedom than was appropriate for a young teenager. It’s what they refer to as Catch 22. Was I never home because I couldn’t get along with my parents, or was I in trouble because I was never home? I have no idea. I just know that I wanted away from home, and preferred hanging out at the library. I was counting the days until I’d turn eighteen and be able to move away from home.
As to being poor… We were what I’d call “lower middle class”. We were not in extreme poverty but we did live in a fairly rough neighborhood and I had a miserable high school experience.
– How many brothers and sisters did you have?
Three brothers, no sisters. One of my brothers, John, worked for Sierra and was a huge part of our success.