Arnon Grunberg



Upon my return from Amsterdam I went straight to my manicurist.
I asked for a manicure and a pedicure at the same time.
The lady who was working on my hands asked: “Do you want massage as well?"

As a matter of principle I always say “yes”.

The difference between massage and torture was almost indistinguishable.
But I comforted myself with the thought: it’s healthy.