In 2000, David Foster Wallace wrote this piece for Rolling Stone, about his seven days traveling with the then-insurgent John McCain campaign. The story, published in full as part of DFW's 2005 Consider the Lobster, offers an incomprable look inside the insanity that is a modern political campaign -- packaged in true DFW style, which means it is funny and intricately detailed and spot-on, analysis-wise.
got around to reading my May email update from Goodreads.com, one of several
social networking sites for book nerds like me. (I use it primarily to keep
track of my own current reading habits / progress; I’m less interested in
reading/writing reviews.) Since I joined about a year ago, the site has
continuously improved; recent updates include the ability to purchase books
directly from your “To-Read” list, and an addictive, reader-formulated book