On a whim, she decided right then to start teaching me to read, and in short order unleashed the hack writer before you now.
According to my mother, I’ve been an avid reader since age two. Apparently, I had memorized from an old TV soda commercial that P-E-P-S-I spelled the name of a tingly, tangy drink that I could only have in occasional sips. The way she tells it, she almost wrecked her car when I saw a billboard and shouted, “Look mama! P-E-P-S-I! That spells Pepsi!”