"It was definitely a part of our life. I mean, my mom had both her brothers and her fiancee in Vietnam at the same time, so it wasn't just my dad's story, it was my mom's story too. And we definitely grew up listening to the stories."
"My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me."
"I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, north Beverly. It was cool, everybody's cool on the block."
"My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad's union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege."
"I grew up around hip-hop so I didn't think it was about being cool or being black or being white or whatever."
"I grew up a Red Sox fan. I grew up going to Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum and Symphony Hall and going to the Common, walking around. My whole family at different times lived and worked in Boston."
"I... grew up in politics and I used to work for the Democratic Party."
"I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house."
"I've always had great respect for Paddington because he is amusingly English and eccentric. He is a great British institution and my generation grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations."
"I grew up in a predominantly Caucasian neighborhood, but my mom is Filipino-Spanish and my dad is Irish."