Short story cycle (or something): “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”

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(A particular version of) “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” by David Foster Wallace

Appeared in Harper’s, October 1998 (PDF here, found here via this)

12013 words

Funny, but it suffers from comparison to “B.I. #20” and other more intense stories.

#42 (bathroom attendant) and #48 (chicken-sexing, finger flexion) are standouts.

Most of these stories are about men’s hostility towards women, which makes the ones that aren’t seem out of place.