"all that David Copperfield kind of crap"

This reference to Charles Dickens' autobiographical novel (as opposed to the modern day illusionist) may be an immediate hint that our narrator is, in fact, setting us up for all that David Copperfield kind of crap, though in his own unique language.

The first chapter of David Copperfield, entitled I AM BORN, begins:

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night.

 

David Copperfield