About your host

Johanna Schwartz (@janedoughnut) is sick and tired of having no one to talk about Infinite Jest with. Infinite Summer will mark her fifth reading of the book. 


Your host, as “Sexy” David Foster Wallace, Halloween, 2011.

Johanna bought Infinite Jest at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco in 2007, because it was $10 and had a lot of pages. She had never heard of David Foster Wallace. When she finished the book, she flipped back to page 1 and started all over again.

She has now devoured  all of his fiction pieces and (most) of his non-fiction and openly cries with joy whenever she watches The Decemberists’ Calamity Song video.