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Acclaimed writer Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana.One of the 20th century's most well-known writers, Capote was as fascinating a character as those who appeared in his stories.

Capote finally did get to live with his mother full time in 1932, but this reunion did not turn out as he had hoped.These stories as well as "My Side of the Matter" and "Jug of Silver" helped launch Capote's career and gave him entrée into the New York literary world.While struggling to work on his first novel, Capote received some assistance from Carson Mc Cullers.Lillie Mae—now calling herself Nina—could easily be cruel or kind to Truman, and he never knew what to expect from her.

She often picked on him for his effeminate ways, and for not being like other boys.

While he had fun with his friends, Capote also had to struggle with his nightmarish family life.