For Real.

I keep seeing this list of 22 books that people pretend to have read pop up all over the place, and I have to say that as such lists go it’s a highly likely one. Having been an English major, I’ve actually read more of them than seems average in my normal circles. The real takeaway, though, is that you can listen to me about reading Catch-22 now that Buzzfeed says it will make you look smart. I still believe that it is, hands down, the finest novel ever written in the English language.