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Go to David Sedaris Audio Downloads. David Sedaris is a popular humor writer who first gained attention on the Chicago public radio show "The Wild Room", hosted by Ira Glass. Glass discovered Sedaris reading his diaries in a Chicago club and invited him to appear on the show.
So, the first and obvious purpose is to inform the readers of what were his middle school years like. He believes that having a lisp and trying to cope with it is an important part of his life. A good portion of the text describes the exclusion that David experienced due to the speech therapy. A good lesson that David Sedaris is trying to teach is to be generous with assumptions. She turns out to be an insecure specialist who did have good intentions but could not get the desired results. The author uses a lot of sarcasm and imagery to better describe the feelings.
Only the racist comments about why it was enacted have been disavowed. You just have to decide if the payoff is worth it. He has always had a tremendous caseload and often grueling call schedule. She will not marry you until you convert to mormonism whole cloth. I let people assume what they will. At best they just try to include you in the community, and at worst you are constantly told that you'll be welcome "when you're ready. His whole family joined after he did. Maybe you do, too. Do you really want to wait two years to enjoy sex, fun, happiness, intimacy with someone. Due to their religious teachings, Mormons do not smoke, drink alcohol or caffeinated "hot drinks" coffee or tea or do drugs.