you're son is a smart boy but i feel like he should retake the 3rd grade.
"so instead of learning to read , i learned how to hide the fact that i couldn't read."
curtis thought that taking course load heavy on electives and light on academics, coupled with athletics and student government, could bring him a diploma.
to pay the wholesalers he had to leave a check blank because he didn't know how to write.
“you don’t date anyone when you don’t feel good about yourself. You don’t really have friends to socialize with...so a bag of chips and a coke and my television were my friends.”
he now says he reads a book a week and has read maybe close to a thousand books since he learned how its done.
he felt like he screwed up, that no one would listen to him, that his television career was over & that if the show had reached any illiterate adults, they would be more convinced to hide their problem.