THE GOOD PEOPLE OVER AT THE RUMPUS recently published some thoughts I had on David Foster Wallace’s “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.”
The piece, which ran in their Last Book I Loved series, is something of an advice column, borne out of my strained efforts to have a casual conversation about such a strange book.
That last bit will also require explanation, if they aren’t already aware, which prompts that face people tend to make when you suggest they might like an author who has committed suicide.
This may or may not be the best time to tell them that there are some very long footnotes.
You’ll want to tell them that Brief Interviews does…
And so on.