An interesting interview with DFW’s biographer about his recovery. Check it out.
On the influence of 12 step recovery on his life and writing:
I think over time its core message—the need for human interaction, being modest about your self and your powers, humility before your situation—become his core literary positions as well. In the program DFW turned his back on what he saw as his callow, show-offy youth.
[hat tip: Jennifer Matesa]