DFW on lobster

David Foster Wallace reportedly contributed a column called “Consider the Lobster” to the current issue of Gourmet magazine. The Rake quotes this part: “More than 80,000 people attended the Maine Lobster Festival last year. But what was being celebrated is open to debate.”

I prefer Wallace’s nonfiction to his fiction and will probably pick up the magazine in the airport tomorrow even though I’ve never tried lobster. (My mom is throat-closing allergic. She gets boils all over her body if she eats it, and they take months to heal. I always think — oh, I’ll just try it sometime when it doesn’t matter if I’m covered with boils for a month. Strangely, that time has yet to arrive.)


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