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.
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?
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.