Calypso - A Number of Reasons I've Been Depressed Lately Summary & Analysis

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The first reason why David has been depressed lately come up at a literary festival in Santorini in September 2015 when he is asked what he thinks of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. David sees his presidential bid "as just another commercial for himself" and would not be surprised "if he were to name the Hamburgler as his running mate" (186). The second reason happens a month before the election when David gets talking to a driver who picks him up at the airport in Philadelphia and who laments that for, "white guys like us, white guys our age, [...] it's the back of the line" (186). This driver represents "white men who, following eight years of a black president, feel forgotten" (187). The third reason occurs when David donates a thousand dollars to the Hillary for President campaign and almost immediately gets...

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