Gary Paulsen Lecture - Part 1 of 3

Lecture took place on October 27, 2007.  He starts his speech with how his youth was troubled, he did not play sports, barely got through school, did not like to read, parents were alcoholics, and had a rough childhood.  One day he went to the library to get warm, the librarian asked him if he needed help.  She told him he needed a library card, he was amazed because no one gave him anything.  He said that card made him somebody.
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