Tuesday, September 16, 2008

David Foster Wallace

"Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty."

This has absolutely nothing to do with the Leafs or hockey...David Foster Wallace, an American author, journalist, professor and former nationally ranked tennis prodigy, committed suicide this past weekend. He was 46.

He wrote some absolutely amazing pieces, I'd encourage you to check them out:

The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys And The Shrub: Seven Days In The Life Of The Late, Great John McCain. Rolling Stone Magazine, April 2000.

Shipping Out: On the (nearly lethal) Comforts of a Luxury Cruise. Harper's Magazine, January 1996.

Federer as Religious Experience. New York Times, September 2006

The Nature of the Fun. Fiction Writer Magazine, September 1998


  1. thanks for the pointers

  2. damn, i can't believe he committed suicide.

    i read that Rolling Stone piece on McCain back in 2000 (holy shit, time flies) and it was awesome. and the federer piece as well.

    sad day for journalism.