Hard Laughter - Paranoia Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Paranoia Summary

Jen feels sorry for the many paranoiacs around town, and she is glad that she is not one of them. She is kidding herself, since she is only slightly less paranoid than local mental patients. Jen gets a letter from her uncle Colin, who sends his best wishes, and tells her not to be paranoid. When Jen gets home from checking the mail, she gets a phone call inviting her to a party that evening, and she claims that she already has plans. She finds that she often has trouble socializing at parties, and often does not even like the people there, and besides, she worries that people will ask her if her father is dying. After hanging up the phone, Jen goes to a nearby cliff to watch the sun set and smoke a joint. She sees her reclusive neighbor, a man she refers to as...

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