Men Recommend David Foster Wallace to Me
Deirdre Coyle

To read only one of DFW’s books is to never know who he truly was, and that’s part of the reason why you feel the way you does. He was a complex, tortured man, who I believe, was never able to express himself completely, and I think that’s why he said “how odd I can have all this inside of me, and to you it’s just words.” His thoughts aren’t merely words, they’re enthralling depictions of life and of what it means to be a flawed human. I know my efforts might be fruitless, but I think you should read Oblivion, and if nothing else then the story of ‘Good Old Neon’. His thoughts may mirror your own.