Quinn Bradlee was born with Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome (VCFS), the second-most-prevalent genetic syndrome in the world behind Down syndrome. He has worked as a documentary filmmaker and launched www.FriendsOfQuinn.com, to create an online community and resource for young adults with LD and their families. He is the son of Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of the Washington Post, and Sally Quinn, journalist and best-selling author.

In an excerpt from A Different Life, his new memoir about growing up with disabilities, Quinn Bradlee, the son of Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, visited a brothel to lose his virginity. Then he went to his mother and made the world’s oldest confession.