Better than heroin

I’ve never tried heroin. So, I’ll have to believe that Mary Karr knows what she’s talking about.

“Reading is socially accepted disassociation. You flip a switch and you’re not there anymore,” Karr says. “It’s better than heroin.”

I do know that reading has given me great pleasure and comfort.

We found Karr’s quote in The Week, and the magazine found it in