Jonathan Franzen

Go Big or Go Bust: Day 72 (on inspiration from Jonathan Franzen)

I've never been much of a reader and my reading time has plunged since starting to make The Louise Log.  Part of the problem is that I'm not a fast reader - I like to read and enjoy every. single. word. 

But feeling the need for inspiration, this 567 page book by Jonathan Franzen has been calling to me from the bookshelf.  I read it years ago and have very fond memories of its characters who are at least as, if not even more, anxious and tense than Louise.  I find it hilarious and deeply felt, actually a work of genius. 

I'm not even going to hold it against him that he's close-minded.  One of these days, he and Tina Fey are going to realize they're all wrong about twitter