Richard Brautigan was born January 30th, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington. Little is known about his childhood except that it was a troubled one. It was something he didn't discuss. It's rumored that he didn't know who his father was and that his father wasn't aware that Brautigan was his son until the announcement of his death. It's also rumored that at around the age of twenty, he threw a rock through a police station window and as a result was committed to Oregon State Hospital where he was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic and given shock therapy treatments.
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