Back in 1998, David Foster Wallace published a vicious but hilarious monologue satirizing the mind-set of someone—referred to only as The Depressed Person—possessed of "a pathetically starved and greedy omnineediness." In endless late-night phone calls to acquaintances, the title character entangles herself in a Möbius flystrip of self-analysis so sticky that she ignores a listening friend's terminal cancer in favor of pressing the friend relentlessly for feedback on her own... More >>>