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D.T. Max is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He lives outside of New York with his wife, two small children and rescued beagle who came to them named Max. He is the author of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (Random House) and Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Viking), to be released in paperback in September 2013.

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The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
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Stunning and brutally sharp.
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
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D.T. Max is reading The Man Who Loved Children: stunning book. unflinching. read it in combination with the hazel rowley biography and you'll feel even sadder.
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Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace
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wonderful--a really good overview of dfw's different styles and phases. his Federer piece remains astonishing.
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
"I was shaking at the end. The biography was brilliant, and D.T. Max takes his readers on an incredibly journey through DFW's life such that we celebrate with both authors through the success of not only Infinite Jest, but each and every one of Wal..." Read more of this review »
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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
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Well I really liked this book but, um, it's not really fair 'cause I wrote it. Thanks to everyone who has read it too and thanks especially for all the feedback. It's how we all learn!
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
"If you've ever read and enjoyed any of Wallace's fiction or nonfiction; do yourself a favor and read this book. Max's biography offers insights into how and why Wallace wrote. His writing process, as well as his changing notions of the purpose of..." Read more of this review »
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An African Millionaire by Grant Allen
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Great read and weirdly forward looking. H.G. Wells mentions Allen in The Time Machine.
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“Grammar, he saw, was agreement, community, consensus.”
D.T. Max, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

“That was it exactly—irony was defeatist, timid, the telltale of a generation too afraid to say what it meant, and so in danger of forgetting it had anything to say.”
D.T. Max, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

“Protein, so far as we know, does not replicate itself all by itself, not on this planet anyway. Looked at this way, the [prion] seems the strangest thing in all biology, and, until someone in some laboratory figures out what it is, a candidate for Modern Wonder. (quote originally by Lewis Thomas)”
D. T. Max, The Family That Couldn't Sleep




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