…don’t read Knut Hamsun’s Hunger or Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath if you are in the middle of looking for work or trying to make your way in the world. It will reveal the deep dark parts of self-doubt and fears that you hadn’t even worried about yet. But it won’t be cool. It isn’t like listening to sad songs when you just got dumped because there is something deeply meaningful and wistful and nostalgic and noble about heartbreak. Completely unlike starving to death because you accidently got a degree in fine art and you got a rash the last time you wore bizz casual slacks.