Book Report on Interview

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I interview my friend, Timothy Frye. Mr. Frye was born on January 08, 1976 Cleveland, Ohio
to Mary Johnson and Jordan Frye. Mr. Frye prefers to be addressed as Tim. He is mixed,
Tim's mother is mixed with black and white and his father is black. His dad left them when
he was twelve years old but still came around every now and again. She remarried when he
was eighteen. He is an African American male at the age of twenty-eight. He came from a
middle class family, but his had more money than she leaded him believe. He was an only
child but he had plenty aunt and uncles to go around. His mother came from a big family.
She had three older brothers, two younger sisters and a younger brother. She was the
middle child. Having three older brothers they always were harder on her she said, because
she was the oldest of the younger girls. That's why he felt that his mother was so hard on

Mr. Frye is a kind-hearted person. I thought I knew Mr. Frye very well until I did this
interview. He showed a side that I never knew he had. Mr. Frye attends New Harvest Church.
Mr. Frye currently stays here in Montgomery, Alabama with his daughter Nicole. Instead of
going to college Mr. Frye joined the Marines at the age of twenty-three. He wanted to make
a better life for his self because he said that he was going to end up dead or in jail and
that is two places that he did not want to be. Mr. Frye felt like the Marines would be the
best route to not only developing him into manhood but also providing him with the best
thing to do. "I wanted to be a better person and open up doors of opportunity for myself.
I wanted to provide for my family, buy a house and be able to live

comfortably. During the four years he was in the Marines, Mr. Frye traveled thought the
United States and around the world to Japan, Australia, Korea, Panama and the Philippines
while traveling he was available to get numerous certification in computer programming.

Mr. Frye lives in Town Lakes in Montgomery, Alabama upper class area. He is one of a few
black neighbors in the whole neighborhood. Sometimes he feels that he should have not
moved out there, because he wants his daughter to feel what it is like to not be handed
everything in life. Mr. Frye loves his daughter to no end, but Nicole's mother on the
other hand, he say he could just live without. Mr. Frye weakness is he gives into his
daughter too easily. As a child Mr. Frye he often found himself in trouble with his
mother, his teachers and the law. After one day in his in later adolescent, he and a
teacher got in to a bad disagreement about his behavior and he got suspended from school,
his mother said enough is enough. That was the last straw for her, Mr. Frye elaborate on
how he tried to explained, and tell what all was said but she did not want to hear it. She
gave him a serve whipping and locked him in his bedroom with only his bed to sleep in. No
T.V., phone and games, nothing that he could or would enjoy for some time playing with.
That is when he felt that the only person at the time he could ever trust betrayed him.
That why he spoils Nicole, because he wants her to have a better life than he did. But
many times Nicole will ask for something and her father knows she does not need it but he
will give it to her anyway. Nicole knows that her father is a push over and personally
that is why I

think that she wants to live with him other that her mother. When it comes to giving
Nicole anything she wants, she got to get it.

Mr. Frye likes to make up excuses on why Nicole needs unnecessary items. Once when going
to the store, Nicole wanted a very large pack of gum and I looked at him as if she did not
need it and he replied "it keeps her quiet at home." Nicole has enough things at home to
keep her quiet, but it is like he just can not say no to her. Nicole knows when she is
with me; it is a limit on what she can get. And if and when she gets an attitude she knows
I will put her back in her place quick and fast. Mr. Frye knows how I am about how he
spoils Nicole. It hurts me to see Mr. Frye's face when he can not give his daughter
whatever she wants. Nicole on the hand she does not care because when she gets whatever
she wanted ten minutes later it is thrown in the back of a closet or in the trash. Nicole
knows that I am not trying to take her father away from her or move between them
Nevertheless, Nicole starts to act childish, when another woman other than her mother in
the house, as if they are a threat. I feel that is was because of the relationships that
her father has with women. That is another weakness that her father Mr. Frye has.

Mr. Frye does not let woman get very close to him personally. He will talk to women for a
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