Writer Shona Sanzgiri took a trip to India last year, and we asked him about it.
Edith Zimmerman: Shona, how was it, and how did you end up there?
Shona Sanzgiri: India was a mixed bag. And that was my fault. After a bad breakup, I was — surprise — depressed, exhausting my friends, and in a wallowing binge. And what a theatrical bummer: one night I ate an expensive dinner alone and tore up a 200 page manuscript I'd worked on for three years. Smart.
In general I was desperate for social interaction, but whenever someone paid me any attention, I deflected them with my neediness. I had nothing [...]