I Would Have Done That. Instead.

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For most readers, Infinite Jest is or was a formidable challenge looming in the future or receding in the past. But in the shadow of greater obstacles, it makes a decent distraction:

I was the same depressed, anxious woman I had been three days earlier, only now I had read Infinite Jest.


Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →