Autobiography of crime author Eddie Bunker.
English (North American)
Middle Aged (35-54)
US General American (GenAm), US West Coast (California, Portland)
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When I was five I heard my mother proclaimed that the earthquake and storm were omens, for I was troubled from the start. Beginning with colic. At two I disappeared from a family picnic in Griffith Park. 200 men hunted the brush for half the night. At three, I somehow managed to demolish a neighbor's backyard incinerator with a claw hammer. At four I pillaged another neighbor's good humor truck and had an ice cream party for several neighborhood dogs. A week later I tried to help clean up the backyard by burning a pile of eucalyptus leaves that were piled beside the neighbor's garage. Soon the night was burning bright and fire engine sirens sounded loud. Only one garage wall was fire blackened. I remember the ice cream caper and fire, but the other things I was told when my father left, I followed him to the driveway. I was crying and wanted to go with him, but he pushed me away and drove off with a screech of tires