My father and I didn't talk much because I had no idea how to talk to him or anyone else, really. I felt as if, at 15, my main method of communication was to radiate waves of frustration, that I had nothing original to say and that the things I said were totally unconnected to the things I felt and wanted to say, as if someone, against my will, were translating my words into surly nonsense. 

-- Michael Parker