Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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• Chapter 1, "Parade," details the narrator's stint on Oprah where he confessed that he used to "love too much." For those readers who were unfortunate enough to miss the performance, the narrator explains how he has never visited a therapist and prefers to work things out on his own. People constantly ask the narrator for advice on how to conquer this problem. The narrator does admit that he went from loving too much to being loved too much. As the author says, "Everybody loves me. I'm the most important person in the lives of almost everyone I know and a good number of people I've never even met." The narrator claims that he went on Oprah because her show needed a little sprucing up.
• The narrator talks about his lack of affection as a child and how overcompensation in romantic relationships scared everyone away. The narrator would...

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