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David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

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David Foster Wallace is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Paris Review's Aga Kahn Prize and John Train Prize for Humour, and the O. Henry Award. He died in 2008.


"David Foster Wallace's unbelievable graduation speech...will inspire you."--Daily Candy
"None of the cloudlessly sane and true things he had to say about life in 2005 are any less sane or true today...[This is Water] reminds us of [Wallace's] strength and goodness and decency--the parts of him the terrible master [the mind] could never defeat, and never will."--Tom Bissel, New York Times Book Review
"Striking...is [Wallace's] evocative insight and humor."--Mark Follman, Mother Jones
"Think of it as The Last Lecture for intellectuals."--Time
"We read Wallace because he forces us to think. He makes us consider what's beneath us and around us--like water."--Alicia J. Rouverol, The Christian Science Monitor

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