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Worlds apart

Tom Friend explains how Tebucky Jones used his upbringing to help his children understand their privileges. Book excerpt

Updated: June 13, 2008, 12:53 PM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN The Magazine

There's where your dad used to live, right above the strip club. There's the 7-Eleven where he used to steal doughnuts. Those are the bushes where he used to have sex. That's the street corner where he robbed a stinking drunk. That's the jail where his mom was locked up.

What, you're scared of this place? You don't even know this place. Your dad went to bed hungry here. His only meal of the day was a school lunch (unless they served brussels sprouts). Having electricity on ...

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