This fall I’ve given several public readings from my new book, which means I’ve had to dust off The Suit. If you know me, you’ve surely seen The Suit. I got it twenty years ago, when I was finishing my PhD and interviewing for jobs.
“You know, Fink,” said John Goulet, my major professor at UW-Milwaukee, “you’re going to have to go in debt for a suit.”
“A suit,” I gulped. I didn’t know anything about formal wear. But as a graduate student I did know about debt.
“Listen,” Dr. Goulet said, recognizing my unease. “I’ll take you shopping. But bring your credit card.”