O’Donnell grew up having to fight in his neighborhood? Okay. Here’s part of his Wikipedia bio:
O’Donnell was born in Boston on November 7, 1951; the son of Frances Marie (née Buckley), an office manager, and Lawrence Francis O’Donnell, Sr., an attorney. He attended St. Sebastian’s School ’70, where he was captain of his baseball team, and graduated from Harvard College in 1976. While at Harvard, he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon and was popular among its members due to his wit and sarcasm. [footnotes omitted]St. Sebatsian’s private school and Harvard College? Son of a famous and successful trial lawyer?
Those must have toughened young Lawrence up to fight for his life on the mean streets of Boston:
H.T Legal Insurrection