This demonstrates the author’s talent for casually laying out the absurdities of his daily experiences. He explains how he is depressed by the French instructor.
Through this, he relates his feelings with what the teacher said and this created pity for him and a mutual understanding (Sedaris 15). The novel is nurtured with a very soft but sophisticated diction.
The essay itself portrays the author’s style of sarcasm and explains his points in a very clear manner. Finally, within the syntax of the novel, Sedaris has interlocked various arguments together with the choice of his words.
In Part 1, Sedaris introduces himself with stories from his childhood where unwelcome sessions with a speech teacher and a music teacher reveal that he feels like he doesn't fit in.
During his childhood, Sedaris is aware that he is his father's opposite, but like his sisters, shares his more creative and less cerebral personality with his mother.