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Where did you keep the tapes after the interview? Take a good look: this is the face America turns to most of the world, and until now it's one that most of us have never seen. What struck me most still was A Brief Introduction I recently saw the film version of this and was pleased with it as a rather tasteful adaptation.

Do you remember what you wanted out of life when you were 30, like you are in The End of Tour? This is highly recommended for any fan of David Foster Wallace.

Initially, the vibe is so awkward that it is nearly uncomfortable to read as Wallace tries his best to not be perceived as someone who is seeking stardom and he continuously remarks about how uncomfortable interviews and appearing in the public eye make him.

Actually, David was great on non-healthy eating.

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He was getting our culture exactly right: how it feels right now to be alive. Have I been asleep and missed some stories of his, or maybe even a novel or two?

Infinite jest

The book's genesis was a piece Lipsky wrote for Rolling Stone —the longest article published in that magazine since Hunter S. But David said a funny thing. The novel won rave reviews and was named a Time Best Book of the Year. He discusses how a writer always comes across as a bottomless well of knowledge, yet admits that what is printed in his books is really the culmination of all his research and comprises almost everything he knows about a given topic. We can stress over every detail, analyze our every action until we go mad, or we can just keep on keeping on as Bob Dylan once sang. Then again, we must accept that success is also a possibility and wonder if we are truly able to accept the curse of getting what we want. Thompson 's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Looking back, he sees how he failed as a writer, yet assures us that he has learned from his mistakes. Of course, given the subject matter of Jest, drugs come up often. We met in a diner, coincidentally—like David and I did. I wanted all the things you want and also feel silly for wanting. This is highly recommended for any fan of David Foster Wallace.

In real life, we both sort of forgot what I was doing there: it was two men who liked books in a car eating bad food and talking about who they were and who they wanted to be. He admits to copious marijuana consumption during college, but says he laid off the stuff as if hindered the writing process, and claims that alcohol was his biggest problem.

The book's genesis was a piece Lipsky wrote for Rolling Stone —the longest article published in that magazine since Hunter S. I asked my publisher if I could pause on the other book I was writing, and because they knew it was important to me they were very nice about giving me time.

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