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What is the thesis in Me Talk Pretty One Day?

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David Sedaris's collection of his writings, Me Talk Pretty One Day is inherently a collection of tales about acceptance and a sense of belonging. The title of the collection comes from his inability to speak French well, having moved there with his partner after spending much of his life in the conservative South.

His feeling of displacement is consistent throughout the stories, because he is a gay man who has grown up in the culture of a very conservative region of the United States. Feeling excluded and unaccepted is normal for him, but he eventually finds a partner and moves to a more accepting city in the world, learning to speak French and trying to make connections in a brand new place.

Ironically, when he is in France, he is accepted as a gay man without issue, but has a new form of trouble—a more humorous one. He is practically unable to communicate because of his ineptitude with the language, which leads him into some awkward and humorous scenarios.

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