1. Describe Bill's early life.
Born in 1914 to an established, wealthy family, he was plagued by various nervous conditions. His athletic performance was mediocre and his academic performance was average or slightly above. He attended a typical suburban high school but gravitated toward an interest in criminal behavior. Lee studied English at an Ivy League university with moderate success, graduating with honors.
2. What did Bill do after university?
He traveled through Europe engaging in sex with female and male prostitutes. He returned to the United States and drifted through a variety of interests and odd jobs while pursuing psychoanalysis.
3. How did Bill escape from the army?
Bill was drafted into the army during World War II. Hating army routine, he arranged to be discharged for mental health issues, citing the fact that he had previously cut off his own finger and exhibited homosexual tendencies.
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