As a tribute to the late David Foster Wallace, Harper‘s Magazine, where the writer was a contributing editor, has made his work available on the Web to non-subscribers. Included in the collection of PDFs is Mr. Wallace’s "Shipping Out," which formed the basis for his collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. The January 1996 piece follows Mr. Wallace on an exceedingly miserable luxury cruise to the Caribbean.
Here is Mr. Wallace’s bravura description of his cabin’s bathroom:
You’ll have to read the whole thing for Mr. Wallace’s description of cabin 1009’s toilet.