Author and Rolling Stone contributing editor David Lipsky won a National Magazine Award for writing about the late author David Foster Wallace last year. We talk to Lipsky about his recent book, "Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace," and his travels with the author. We also hear from Wallace's sister, Amy Wallace-Havens, on her brother's legacy.
Lipsky, who went back to his tapes from the trip after David Foster Wallace committed suicide, also gave us exclusive audio of some of their conversations. Here are some clips, not all of which made it to air in the show, from Lipsky's personal archive of sound from his time with David Foster Wallace. In all of the clips here, Wallace is the main speaker. Take a listen:
1. Art and artists are magic
2. Quitting your job as a towel boy
3. How pop culture can offer profundity and beauty
4. Along with luck, an obligation to do the best you can.
5. "Someone who has been unbelievably burned by no-one other than me."
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