A voyage into a 10-year-old boy's mind

Susan Orlean annotates her 1992 Esquire feature on Colin Duffy, an ordinary New Jersey boy on the brink of puberty: "I like to use quotes sparingly, and to use them when there's a real reason to quote rather than to just write in my own voice. I like quotes that are meaningful for their content but also revealing in terms of voice, language, personality. People think I use quotes a lot, but I really don't — I only like to use them when they serve many purposes."