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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Viking Books)
D.T. Max, a New Yorker staff writer and author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep, will discuss his highly anticipated biography of David Foster Wallace.
"This book is vey well-researched, deeply sympathetic, and incredibly painful to read. We should feel grateful that this story was told by someone as talented and responsible as D.T. Max." —Dave Eggers
"This book should be handed to anyone who wants to write, if only to remind the aspiring writer that becoming a voice of generational significance turns out to be very poor insulation indeed from struggle, fear, and despair. D. T. Max is beautifully attuned to Wallace's strengths, whether personal or literary, and bracingly clear-sighted on his flaws. The result is a book that's moving, surprising (Wallace voted for Reagan?), and hugely disquieting. If you love Wallace's work, you obviously need to read this book; if you don't love Wallace's work, you especially need to read this book." —Tom Bissell
D.T. Max is currently a staff writer for The New Yorker and has worked as a journalist and editor at publications ranging from The New York Observer to Elle. He is the author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery. Max's long essay on David Foster Wallace, "The Unfinished: David Foster Wallace's struggle to Surpass Infinite Jest," was published in the March 9, 2009 issue of The New Yorker to wide acclaim. He is a graduate of Harvard University and lives outside of New York City with his wife and two young children.
Photo of the author by Flash Rosenberg.