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. 

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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.