Quotation by Sue Grafton

... no one with a happy childhood ever amounts to much in this world. They are so well adjusted, they never are driven to achieve anything.
Sue Grafton (b. 1940), U.S. murder mystery novelist. As quoted in the New York Times, p. C10 (August 4, 1994).

Grafton, author of a popular series of detective novels, was the daughter of two alcoholics and described their parenting as "benign neglect."
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