Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have seven minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on June 4, 2013 at the Alvar Library in the Bywater and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of this Grand-Slam-style “Winners Circle” BYO was “Famous Last Words”. Matt Sargeant tells of his childhood “bestie” who tested authority and convention from the get-go.