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.
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