I've been lucky enough to receive a galley of David Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace - I am stunned at the content. 300 pages of transcripts from 5 days of recorded conversations spent on the road with DFW on the last leg of his IJ tour. David lipsky inserts asides, thoughts, responses, and questions in a way that would not have been possible in the original piece for which this all took place.
I can't wait to get home and keep reading. It is personal, and real, and moving - and best of all - it is David Foster Wallace speaking about David Foster Wallace.
I am so sad he is gone.
(Pre-order from Amazon)
Responding to redsock's comment below: It isn't simply a straight transcription of the tapes - it's better than that. There's a neat introductory piece, and David Lipsky's thoughts and observations appear throughout the text without disrupting the conversations.
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