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Hard knocks

October 12, 2011

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THE GLOBE’S lead Saturday editorial “He’s sexist, , she’s elitist? Please, spare us the sitcom’’ finds “somewhat disingenuous’’ Senator Scott Brown’s recent comment, “I went to the school of hard knocks.’’ But readers of Scott’s fascinating and well-written autobiography know that his childhood in a tragically broken home forced him to learn how to cope with extreme adversity. When Scott was able to attend Tufts, his hard-earned prowess at basketball earned him the scholarship that opened the door.

John Fountain

Needham