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Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Setting & Symbolism

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Hollywoodappears in Don's Story

Hollywood, California is more than a location on the map to Don in "Don's Story." Hollywood represents the culmination of a fourteen year period in Don's life and the formulation of a movie that would go on to win Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

As the center of the film industry, Hollywood is a mystical and contradictory place. Don is extremely naïve in his expectations of going to Hollywood, making a phone call and getting a movie contract. Of course, in the world of David Sedaris, that is exactly what happens. The reader is amused by Don's simplistic plan and resulting journey.

Brandon Tartikoff, former head of NBC, is the person who is most enthralled by Don and immediately offers the thirty-six-year-old from North Carolina a movie deal. Don is also introduced to Hollywood's elite, including highly recognizable celebrities including...

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