Hard Laughter - Skunks Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Skunks Summary

Each Tuesday night, Jen has a standing appointment to meet her dream consultant, Kathleen, for drinks at the bar. Kathleen is always late, but Jen never knows how late Kathleen will be. Jen arrives in the bar forty minutes after the appointed time and tries to avoid the other bar patrons while she waits for Kathleen. This takes some effort, since everyone knows everyone else, and several people try to talk or sit with Jen. After waiting for an hour, Jen calls Kathleen's house from the pay phone and gets no answer. Finally Jen angrily walks home from the bar. When she gets home, she smokes a joint, and drinks some more, trying Kathleen's phone again. Jen gets so drunk that she knocks over her glass and the wine bottle, and in her drugged state, imagines a group of doctors watching her through the window, talking about...

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