Theft by Finding: Diaries - 1979 Summary & Analysis

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In early 1979 Sedaris is living back in Raleigh and working at the Empire, the name he opts to call his parent’s rental properties. During this time, the author spends a great deal of time with his family while he lives at home, especially his sister, Amy.

In late January, the author met a 28-year-old Costa Rican now living in Raleigh out one night and decides to go home with him. This is not a typical action for the author who writes, “I never thought I’d do this— go home with strangers— but it’s OK with the right stranger” (29). Although the act was atypical, the author merely mentions the event, leaving out any emotional reaction.

The author continues to frequently partake in dangerous drug consumption. After realizing that he had consumed far too much acid Sedaris vows “for the umpteenth time” (29) that he...

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