August Genius Annotation

I do the safe thing, relaxing every muscle in my face, emptying out all expression. I stare carefully into the Kekuléan knot of the middle Dean’s necktie.

On "The Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon" - Jason Segel was discussing his new movie, "The End of the Tour." He plays a writer, the author of Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace. Jason said that he picked up a copy of the book and asked "some dudes at my local bookstore" how long it should take to read this book.

Segel goes on to explain what he learned by reading this book, eventually drawing this conclusion. "...and I better make friends with life." Well, that made me want to write (and nearly made me cry.) 

There's more to tell in this story, I'm sure. But, if you use the links on this page, you'll find what you need to know. After five pages of pushing through the "look inside" preview on Amazon, I'm afraid I might have to get this book and spend some time with it. It is challenging (read, difficult) to say the least, based on what I've seen thus far, but that's just the kind of thing that draws my interest.