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Shela asked in 藝術與人文詩詞與文學 · 1 decade ago






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  • Elisa
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    1 decade ago
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    The Pleasure of My Company

    The Pleasure of My Company is a short novel, beautifully written, easy to read, funny, insightful, delightful and redemptive. It explores in depth (and with humor) the suffering of Daniel's self-imposed limitations, and it shows the way to his healing.

    See for the summary of the book: The Pleasure of My Company.

    Daniel is a savant whose closely proscribed world is bounded on every side by neuroses and obsessions. Daniel's starved social life is punctuated by twice-weekly visits from a young therapist in training, Clarissa; by his prescription pick-ups from a Rite Aid pharmacist, Zandy; and by his "casual" meetings with the bleach-blond real estate agent, Elizabeth, who is struggling to sell apartments across the street. But Daniel's dysfunctional routines are shattered one day when he becomes entangled in the chaos of Clarissa's life as a single mother. Taking care of Clarissa's tiny son, Teddy, Daniel begins to emerge from the safety of logic, magic squares, and obsessive counting.

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    Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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