...It took me ages to absorb that Fred is a big, old liar, and an extremely persuasive one. Having Fred is like living with P.T. Barnum in my head. I now recognize the minimizing, the survival dog paddling, the junctures where I should’ve made different decisions. At 59 years old, I certainly have the benefit of hindsight, and it’s motivated the heck out of me to use my experience to advise others to face your conditions, and fight back..