Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

23 May 2006

Nothing in Particular

I just finished reading the energy-filled, insane, memoir by Dave Eggers called A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The best word for this thing is "energetic." He's so obsessed with youth: his own youth, our youth, the youth of his wonderful, magical younger brother. And the book is so everywhere-at-once, ten-thousand-feelings-in-a-single-instance and the hero is so endearing, so special, so important in his own mind. In short, he reminds me so much of myself. Every bit of it, really. I even feel like he talks too much (soooo like me.)

Justin, you've read this book, right? We should talk about it. I'm going to call you.