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The author of the book: David Foster Wallace
Edition: Little, Brown and Company
Date of issue: April 1st 2012
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Language: English

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I have never read anything by David Foster Wallace before. There are so many wonderful reviews here on GR for his books...so I decided to read this one first. I am sooo glad I did. His writing is amaaaazing! I don't know even how to begin to describe this book except to say that he is pure genius. DFW can take small everyday inconsequential items and write about them with such amazing and wonderful detail. He has a keen eye and a sharp wit. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of his work.


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Ebook A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: An Essay read Online! David Foster Wallace worked surprising turns on nearly everything: novels, journalism, vacation. His life was an information hunt, collecting hows and whys. "I received 500,000 discrete bits of information today," he once said, "of which maybe 25 are important. My job is to make some sense of it." He wanted to write "stuff about what it feels like to live. Instead of being a relief from what it feels like to live." Readers curled up in the nooks and clearings of his style: his comedy, his brilliance, his humaneness.

His life was a map that ends at the wrong destination. Wallace was an A student through high school, he played football, he played tennis, he wrote a philosophy thesis and a novel before he graduated from Amherst, he went to writing school, published the novel, made a city of squalling, bruising, kneecapping editors and writers fall moony-eyed in love with him. He published a thousand-page novel, received the only award you get in the nation for being a genius, wrote essays providing the best feel anywhere of what it means to be alive in the contemporary world, accepted a special chair at California's Pomona College to teach writing, married, published another book and, last month [Sept. 2008], hanged himself at age 46.

-excerpt from The Lost Years & Last Days of David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky in Rolling Stone Magazine October 30, 2008.

Among Wallace's honors were a Whiting Writers Award (1987), a Lannan Literary Award (1996), a Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction (1997), a National Magazine Award (2001), three O. Henry Awards (1988, 1999, 2002), and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant.

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Reviews of the A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: An Essay


RORY

Why are you asking to write a phone number?

DAVID

Poignant book.

FLORENCE

Phone number you need to drive to protect against robots.

AIDEN

You need to drive a phone number to protect against robots.

GRACIE

Now this book is one of my favorites!




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