Book beginnings on Friday

A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again

This is a collection of essays and my first encounter with David Foster Wallace. The first essay is about “Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley” and it starts like this:

When I left my boxed township of Illinois farmland to attend my dad’s alma mater in the lurid jutting Berkshires of western Massachusetts, I all of a sudden developed a jones for mathematics.

I am only a few pages into this and I find it quite different.

What is YOUR book beginning today? To see more book beginnings go to A few more pages!

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    • In that title story he went on a cruise. But I haven’t gotten to that one yet. That title drew me in as well.


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