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Cederick Tardy, II., author of "The Big Pay Back" and "A Head Start"

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OTB Real Life Experience Series: A product of a single mother household and raised in Houston, TX, Tardy found life without a father figure in the home and a mother busy at work to be a trap for the unattended naive. By the age of 13, Tardy had fallen prey to drugs, alcohol, vandalism and arrests. During his teen years, Tardy had been arrested five times, run away to Louisiana to fulfill his dream of being a dope dealer, and had attempted suicide.