Thursday, January 10, 2013
For example, Elizabeth Wurtzel. What is she saying? She's miserable but happy to be miserable because it would be even more miserable to live in a way that would make her less miserable? Who knows. But Amber and Eve Tushnet have suggestions far more coherent than their subject. And this mess of an essay led a friend to send me this excellent story by DFW, "The Depressed Person," apparently based on Wurtzel herself, which is as sharp a rebuke as can be imagined, improved even further by Wurtzel's unprovoked attack on him in her own thing.
Posted by Miss Self-Important at 11:57 AM