The making of James Dobson.

In the Dobson household, there were “a million rules”¦regulations and prohibitions for almost every imaginable situation,” and his mother “didn’t hesitate to whack her son with a shoe or belt when she felt it was required. … One day he made the mistake of mouthing off when she was only four feet away and heard a 16-pound girdle whistling through the air. ‘The intended blow caught me across the chest, followed by a multitude of straps and buckles wrapping themselves around my midsection.'”