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When I think of this trip. I see David and me in the front seat of his car. We are both so young. He want's something better then he has. I want precisely what he hasalready. Neither of us knowswhere our lives are going to go. It smells like chewing tobaco. soda. and smoke.
And the conversation is thebest one I ever had. David taught that books existedto stop you from feeling lonley. If I could. I'd say to David that living those days with him Reminded me what life is like. Instead of. being a relief from it. And I'd tell him, that it made me feel much less alone.
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Silence Typing On Keyboard Man Sniffles Typing Cell Phone Vibrating Hey. Bob, what's upé lt;igt; Man Hi. Listen.lt;igt; lt;igt; According to an unconfirmed report, David Wallace is dead.lt;igt;
Whaté No.No, no, no. No, It must be some sortof a college prankor something. lt;igt;Well, I thought if anybody knewwhether it was true or not,it'd be you.lt;igt; lt;igt; NPR Announcer Now a remembrance of writerDavid Foster Wallace.lt;igt; lt;igt;He was found dead,an apparent suicide,on Friday night.lt;igt; lt;igt;Wallace's novel,lt;igt;Infinite Jest,lt;igt;brought him fame.lt;igt; and a wide audience. Writer David Lipskyhas this appreciation.
Clears Throat quot;To read David Foster Wallacewas to feel your eyelidspulled open. lt;igt;Some writers specializein the 'away from home'experience.lt;igt; lt;igt;They have safaried,eaten across Italy,covered a war.lt;igt; lt;igt;Wallace offeredhis alive self,lt;igt; lt;igt;cutting throughour sleepy aquarium,lt;igt; lt;igt;our standard TV, stores,political campaigns.lt;igt; lt;igt;Writers who can do thislike Salinger and Fitzgeraldlt;igt;
lt;igt;forge an unbreakable bondwith readers.lt;igt; lt;igt;You didn't slip into the bookslooking for a story,information,lt;igt; lt;igt;but for a particularexperiencelt;igt; lt;igt;the sensation,for a certain number of pages,lt;igt; lt;igt;of being David Foster Wallace.quot;lt;igt; lt;igt; Man On Tape If anything, there wasa conscious attempt.lt;igt; lt;igt;to not give overt direction,lt;igt; lt;igt;although, of course,you end up becoming yourself.lt;igt;
lt;igt; Lipsky Did they want youto be a writer or noélt;igt; lt;igt;No. I was gonna beThe big thing,when I was littlelt;igt; lt;igt;I was I was, like,a really serious jock.lt;igt; lt;igt;Reallyélt;igt; lt;igt;Yeah. I playedcitywide football as a kid.lt;igt; lt;igt;I was really big,really strong as a kid.lt;igt; lt;igt;And then for four or five years,I was gonna be, like,a pro tennis player.lt;igt; lt;igt;That was my great dream.lt;igt;
lt;igt;Reading was justthis kind of fun,lt;igt; lt;igt;sort of weird thingthat I did on the side.lt;igt; Tape Rewinding quot;I didn't understand SoHo the warehouses,the old buildings,the cobbled streets. It wasn't the Upper East Side,and it was dirty. I felt marooned. Our mother had taken us offthe track of the nice lifewe'd been on.