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I'd recommend this book to persons who have read at least some of DFW's work.
D.T. Max's recent biography of David Foster Wallace, "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story," accomplishes successfully this transition.
Instead, this is a dull litany of facts that ends up reading more like an extended Wikipedia entry than a coherent book.
For anyone interested in DFW this is a great read. Inside the mind of a manic genius.... You may know one...is fascinating.Published 1 month ago by Ann Nonni
Max provides the less scandalous but deeply disconcerting chronicle of Wallace's life and his many breakdowns. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie L Coolidge
Remarkable overview of a gifted, insightful and loving human with significant physiological and psychological challenges.Published 2 months ago by Phil Wellman
I picked this book up at a used book store, excited and eager. I was hoping to be enlightened to more than just DFW's battles with depression. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anne K ONeill
This goes deep into David Foster Wallace's life. One of the best biographies I've ever read. Would recommend to anyone who likes the intersection of philosophy and literature.Published 3 months ago by Critical Reviewer
Some people derided this bio as not containing enough juicy details regarding the psyche of the author. We will never understand D.F.W. Read morePublished 5 months ago by kj
This book is a competent pop biography, nothing more and nothing less. There is no deep insight into DFW's life or work or the convergence of the two, and there is no effort to dig... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Travis
Ever gone to a bookstore and asked where the Ethan Cooper novels are? Well, if you have, you've probably received an uncomprehending look, since the only book store, anywhere,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ethan Cooper