To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Joshua Ferris
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In Chapter 3, Paul watches as Connie applies lotion to her hands. He hates how lotion feels but wishes he could enjoy it as she does. He asks why she puts on the lotion, and Connie challenges him to try it. He refuses, and she says that he avoids anything that he might like. Paul and Connie are struggling to maintain a professional relationship because they were a couple for a while.

Paul recounts his love for a girl named Heather. They were very young, and Paul says that tasting Heather's tongue was part of the reason he became a dentist. He liked Heather and was drawn to her father, who coached their coed baseball team. Paul couldn't imagine Heather's father in a manic state, hiding the effects of some manic episode.

Paul was also in love with a girl named Samantha Santacroce. They were...

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