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The Awl Lipsky Bio Review

Maria Bustillos has written an enthusiastic review of the David Lipsky DFW Bio (Here at amazon) in her insightful and entertaining style. Booked Up: 'Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: a Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,' by David Lipsky.
I can’t tell you how much fun this book is; amazingly fun, even for a Wallace fan who is still devastated by his death. You wish yourself into the back seat as you read, come up with your own contributions and quarrels. The form of the narrative, much of which is a straight transcription of the interview tapes, together with the wry commentary of the now-mature and very gifted Lipsky, is original, and intoxicatingly intimate.
"Intoxicatingly intimiate" sums up the book better than my whole upcoming review.
[If you like Maria's writing, like I do, you should check out her hilarious Avatar review, I Hated 'Avatar' With The Fire Of A Thousand Suns and her neat book, Dorkismo: the Macho of the Dork]


#1 waterside_jc 2010-03-24 04:13
Great review Maria.
I was wondering if anyone has any information on tour dates for David Lipsky? I've being able to find about 3 all on the east coast. I was wondering if there is a comprehensive list.
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#2 The Howling Fantods 2010-03-24 12:47
Nice timing re: the tour question. I've asked the publishers for a full list. As soon as there is one I'll post it here.
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