The author Vince Vawter was inspired to write the novel Paperboy because it is an autobiographical novel, almost a memoir, about a speech impediment he has had all of his life. As a child he suffered with it and as an adult it has been a challenge that he welcomes and finds that it gives him a certain amount of inner strength.[1]

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