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People Lie About Reading Infinite Jest?

Imagine trying to maintain a lie about reading Infinite Jest!

Most authors made their career choice early — the average age was 16, with only one respondent deciding to be a writer after 50. And there were many books assigned in school that caught their imagination, including "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Catch-22." In terms of the canon, 81% of respondents claimed they'd read "Pride and Prejudice" and 73% "Moby-Dick" — but only 29% had taken on David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest." (However, 40% admitted that they'd lied about reading "Infinite Jest." Even authors experience peer pressure.)

Read more Via And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ... from the Los Angeles Times


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