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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.
Love this book, it's a great introduction to DFW's life and work. Here's a sample DFW quote from the book: "[W]e'd probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and... Read morePublished 28 days ago by noochinator
It's rare to find a biography without some underlying agenda, but D.T. Max's Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace fits that description. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Greg
A great look into the multidimensional thoughts of a complex author. A way to discover the many works of DFW.Published 5 months ago by Geary E. Statham
"It was the one thing he knew he knew how to do [...]" p.146
The text is so riddled with composition and syntax issues, it's hard to say whether this is D. T. Read more
For anyone interested in DFW this is a great read. Inside the mind of a manic genius.... You may know one...is fascinating.Published 7 months ago by Ann Nonni
Max provides the less scandalous but deeply disconcerting chronicle of Wallace's life and his many breakdowns. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephanie L Coolidge
Remarkable overview of a gifted, insightful and loving human with significant physiological and psychological challenges.Published 8 months ago by Phil Wellman