Revealing a lively curiosity and sharp, ironic sense of humor, a collection of keen observations, witty analyses, and essays--which includes the acclaimed 'A Ticket to the Fair'--exposes the fault lines in today's society. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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: In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest