Part I: Chapters I and II
* The author of this book notes that the character is fictional.
* The main character, "the writer", is ill, ugly, and unhappy with his life.
* The writer feels his life would be better if he was a man of action.
* The writer has a negative opinion toward others and to life in general. He notes, however, that he is at fault for his situation.
Part I: Chapters III and IV
* The man of action is discussed and what happens when the man of action is faced with a wall.
* The reader learns that the writer envies men of action.
* The nature of a toothache is discussed and the writer points out that a suffering man will groan because he finds pleasure in it.
* The writer questions self-respect among intelligent men.
Part I: Chapters V, VI and VII
* The writer discusses the laws of...
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