Wednesday, September 11, 2019
From Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie
"Thanks to Zafar, he had grown fond of Mario the plumber and his brother Luigi, and sometimes Super Mario World felt like a happy alternative to the one he lived in the rest of the time. 'Read a good book,' his wife told him scornfully. 'Give it up.' He lost his temper. 'Don't tell me how to live my life,' he exploded, and she made a grand exit."
From Chapter IV, The Trap of Wanting to Be Loved