Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I went to Brunswick High School, a public school in Maryland. Charles Murray, the father of one of my high school friends, recently wrote a book about education. In the book, he briefly mentioned three great teachers from Brunswick, one of whom, Frank Booth, is the dedicatee of my first novel, Fires. Booth was the reason I got into Yale and has been the most influential person in my life not related to me by blood. Here's an interesting, rather sad piece from the Washington Times in which Charles Murray writes about where Booth and the two other teachers he names, both of whom I remember well, are now.