A Supposedly Fun Thing (a book review)

I wrote a review of David Foster Wallace’s book A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again in 1997 for the late great Boston Phoenix, whose archives don’t seem to be online anymore.  (SOB)

But I have a pdf copy, so here it is, for my own reference, and yours if for some reason you need it!

I should have anticipated this and downloaded all my Phoenix stuff. The first pieces I ever reported were there, a short one about a Michael Moore rally and a long one about the MLA. They’re gone. But wait! I was able to recover the MLA piece from the WayBack Machine.  Thanks, WayBack Machine!  I’ll post that later.



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6 thoughts on “A Supposedly Fun Thing (a book review)

  1. Tom Church says:

    “The way Wallace writes, I think, is the way I’ll remember having spoken.” is one of the most perceptive things I ever read about Wallace. I must have read the original piece in the Phoenix, because that line has been stuck in my head for years.

  2. Man, I loved the Boston Phoenix. RIP.

  3. Brett says:

    WFNX is gone too

  4. I was planning to comment exactly what Tom said! That line is dead-on.

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