One of the preparations I decided was essential to my survival was I had to learn to read.  I really had to learn to read.  I could read third grade level, fourth grade level. As I told you, I left school at the age of 12-and-a-half.  I then decided that I have to learn to read well and I went about that process.  That I knew was my goal.  The reason was, I realized that in New York there were many streets.  Some were numbered, but not all.  Some were named.  And three syllables, I had great problems with pronouncing three syllables.  And every word that had three, four syllables in it, it staggered me.  I mean it just defeated me.  So I decided that I had to learn to read better because all of the information necessary for my survival came to me, would come to me in words.