On the Couch... with Dick Cavett | Psychology Today
I would spend days reading "The Variety of Religious Experiences" by William James from beginning to end - and not remembering at all what I read.
Serani: Oh, I know what that's like. The cognitive fog and slowed thinking. Just terrible.
Cavett: Yeah, I would get three or four sentences into a paragraph and not get it. I'd try again and still couldn't get it. But making the effort to read was better than sitting in my apartment doing nothing or sleeping all day. One day, I'll have to give old William James another try again.