Theft by Finding: Diaries - 1987 Summary & Analysis

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1987 begins with Sedaris still taking classes, commenting on the progress of his work, and still spending most of his time at IHOP. He continued to write about the individuals he encounters while there and crafts compelling descriptions of these unique individuals.

When talking to his dad one night, Sedaris expressed his disappointment that he would not be graduating in a cap and gown. His father said that he could bring up Sedaris’s old cap and gown from high school, but then questioned if it would still fit. Sedaris responded, “A person would be in pretty serious trouble if his graduation gown no longer fit. It’s like outgrowing a tent, basically” (158). Sedaris stated how he is sad to be finishing school and how much he enjoyed being in college. It felt like a respectable occupation, and noted how he will miss the discount admissions...

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