Bloody Redhead
Actually, he had a really strange childhood.

He's apparently some kind of child genius who left the national science academy to be like Richard Pryor. His parents were politically active, but I know he grew up somewhere in Ohio that wasn't a great place to live.

This doesn't surprise me. I did something similar as a kid (not nearly as prestigious, but accelerated). I went to college at 16 and left and went back to high school because I was so lonely. A lot of people think I'm nuts, but I maintain it's the best decision I ever made.

When you're not really around peers, it leads to a strange emotional process, I guess.