Consider David Foster Wallace


About a week ago I picked up a book in the discount section of my local Barnes & Noble called Consider The Lobster. I’d seen it in the bookstore before, and I really liked the title. Usually I don’t like it when people tell me to do things, but “consider the lobster,” is such an odd imperative that I made an exception.

Publishers Weekly


The first LAWYER BOY review comes out on Monday. From Publishers Weekly.

I asked my editor how I’m supposed to prepare for this, and he said that he’d put a horse head in the bed of the PW reviewer assigned to the book.

But what I was really asking was how I’m supposed to prepare myself, emotionally, for this. I mean, when you get a bad review on your memoir, it’s like getting a bad review on your life.