Gregory Valdez' parents always wanted him to be a scumbag in a suit, that is to say they wanted him to be a lawyer. Greg ended up in advertising. As a profession--it fits him well. It fit him almost too well when he first started. His reverence for Mad Men's Don Draper led down a road of lying to himself, letting down loved ones and above all drinking. He would find himself alone, unemployed, and looking for a change.
This story was recorded at Brick at Blue Star on October 2 as part of Worth Repeating's "Suckerpunch" show.