‘Some dog has destroyed my flower garden,’ Tom said lackadaisically.– Inside David Foster Wallace’s Private Self-Help Library | The Awl Also, there are some great puns in here.
Inside David Foster Wallace's Private Self-Help... →
In this way, Sally Foster Wallace and her son shared a sensibility so exactly alike that it seems to vibrate between them like a tuning fork. This is sort of a random quote to excerpt here, but I’m trying to avoid spoilers, and it gives you a pretty good idea of the quality of the writing. This is a great, sad, thought-provoking read, with lots to say about depression, family, and being...
Rands In Repose: A Hard Thing is Done by Figuring... →
Beginning is a three-phrase commit: you’re either fretting about starting, you’re preparing to begin, or you’ve begun. It’s the middle state of preparation I want to explore, because it is during this time that we unnecessarily torture ourselves. We lie to ourselves about wasting time and beat ourselves up with guilt-laden words like procrastination, slacker, and lazy, and I believe we’re...