written by: Zanne Lamb-Hunt
Eric Wakefield grew up on the East Coast. He had “a sort of typical suburban childhood” but shares that “from early on, it was rather confused and messy. There were things that have never made sense in my life.
“Both of my parents graduated from Harvard and I never got a high school degree.” There was time spent at a boarding school but that didn’t culminate in a diploma either.
“Then it was sort of the late ’60s and early 70’s — sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.” Eric bounced from one exotic location to another, had many wild and carefree adventures, admits to spending about a year and a half drunk and guesstimates that he held more than fifty jobs.