In "Let it Snow" the children had the joy of a rare snow day. They found themselves kicked out of the house when they disrupted their mother's "secret life she led while we were at school". There is something instantly relate-able in his stories. Sometimes the stories are painful reminders of the awkward moments all our parents have put us through. Sedaris, in "Consider the Stars", tells of how his father marched him over to the popular kid's house, following a rock throwing incident, to demand that his parents pay for Sedaris' dental work. He envisioned his father refusing to leave their home. "While the rest of the world moved on, my increasingly filthy and bearded father would continue to occupy the rumpus-room sofa. Christmas would come, friends would visit, and the Popes would bitterly direct them toward the easy chairs. "Just ignore him," they'd say, "He'll go home sooner or later."".
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