Theft by Finding: Diaries - 1986 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In 1986, Sedaris’s main concern was, once again, money. The author reiterated his need to focus more on saving because he has been reduced to buying Fiesta brand soap as it only costs 20 cents.

Tiffany is back in Raleigh after being smacked by a stranger on the streets of New York. When Sedaris’s mom relayed the story to the author, she expressed her belief that the story is not true. Sedaris was unsure of what to believe stating, “Anything could have happened to Tiffany. She has such an adventurous life” (130).

Throughout this year, readers witness a growth in the author’s writing style and Sedaris began to craft the witty and dry observations he is known for. He recorded the everyday interactions, whether it is with an old man at the grocery store, or random exchanges with strangers on the L train.

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