The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life - How I Went On Summary & Analysis

Robert Goolrick
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How I Went On Summary and Analysis

In "How I Went On," Goolrick asks how his family went on, knowing their terrible secret. He wonders how his grandmother went on, even after he had told her what happened, and how his family always believed he was insane as a result of not being able to deal with normal life, not knowing his own secret. He wonders how his parents ate each day, pretended to be normal and happy, how they prepared for parties and told jokes. He asks how his parents continued to teach them things like how to make snow angels, or how his father continued to be pampered, with his mother always cleaning up after him. He asks himself how they continued to go on family vacations, hold birthday parties, help them with homework, and how they sent his siblings...

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