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Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself - A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace-logo

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself - A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

David Lipsky

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace's Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky's view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace's pieces for Harper's magazine in the '90s were, according to Lipsky, "like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming." Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader's escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an "orgy of spectation"). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace's dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things-everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him-in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him-that grateful, awake feeling-the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace's own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer-of being young generally-trying to knit together your ideas of w

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace's Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky's view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace's pieces for Harper's magazine in the '90s were, according to Lipsky, "like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming." Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader's escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an "orgy of spectation"). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace's dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things-everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him-in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him-that grateful, awake feeling-the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace's own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer-of being young generally-trying to knit together your ideas of w
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace's Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky's view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace's pieces for Harper's magazine in the '90s were, according to Lipsky, "like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming." Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader's escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an "orgy of spectation"). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace's dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things-everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him-in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him-that grateful, awake feeling-the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace's own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer-of being young generally-trying to knit together your ideas of w

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain, Danny Campbell

Length:

10h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:25


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:39


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:31