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Truman Capote Ever since birth Truman Capote was unique He was a little person but despite the hardships he faced in childhood he always hung on to his dream of becoming a writer When he started to write it was evident that he had potential Truman wrote classic books such as In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffanys Truman was a clever witted man and it was just that wittiness of his that would become the death of him He would write about all of his new famous friends and reveal their deepest darkest secrets with a smile At the end of his life he was ostracized because he had revealed the secrets of his friends without their permission Maybe his difficult time as a child was what caused him to turn to drugs and alcohol and impair his judgement but one may never know To understand his death fully we must look back to his beginning in the town of Monroeville Alabama Truman Steckfus Persons was born an only child in New Orleans on September 30 1924 Trumans parents marriage was described as being in a constant state of turmoil American Writers A Collection of Literary Biographies 111 His father Arch Persons was a schemer whose plans were almost never successful For a while he worked as a clerk for a steamboat company but he really didnt stick with any job for long He was a man who would leave home in search of what he described as new opportunities His mother Lillie Mae Faulk was a sixteen-year-old beauty queen and an alcoholic and when she was seventeen she gave birth to Truman Because Trumans parents were always fighting they eventually split up While Trumans mother was moving around with many men the little boy was usually sent to live with her relatives These relatives lived in Monroeville Alabama As a matter of fact one of his relatives an elderly spinster whom he adored
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