In fact, one of the reasons why he reckons he is good at sponsoring (a home-delivery version of telephone counseling) is that he suspects he has "a lot in common with everybody" (LOTL 139; emphasis in the original), a feature he benefits from in his business activity.
One might have expected quite the opposite: that such a ruminative and reflective character would have rather resembled the lonely nineteenth-century "inner directed" man with a strong character, but that is something Frank realizes he lacks, much to his dismay (LOTL 74).
Melchior's, has never personally killed anyone, stays in shape for the fire department, loves his wife and can't wait for the sun to come up so he can get crackin'" (LOTL 282).
In fact, he maintains that his dress style has remained unchanged since the early sixties (LOTL 211).
This feeling of belonging to something greater provides Frank with solace in times of need, as when he is diagnosed with prostate cancer: "you share your condition--a kind of modern American condition--with 200,000 other Americans, which is comforting" (LOTL 168-69).
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