Tag Archives: Things I Like

David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace world copyright Giovanni Giovannetti/effigieAs I recently described, reading David Foster Wallace for the first time a few months ago was a revelation, a life-changing event. I strangely came to Wallace by way of tennis1 and while I had heard the name David Foster Wallace before, much of what I heard had been about his celebrated post-modern classic Infinite Jest.

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  1. Wallace was a somewhat serious tennis player in his youth, and that permeated both his fiction and non-fiction writing

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

homicide-yearHomicide: A Year on the Killing Streets is a 1991 book written by David Simon, whom I hope to god you’re familiar with as the creator of the television series The Wire.

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Los Angeles

Los AngelesSo, Los Angeles.

I’ve never really considered myself a “west-coast” guy, in the admittedly stereotypical way that such a thing can even exist.

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Chuck Klosterman

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Chuck Klosterman is a writer and author who just thinks about the world differently from the rest of us. He has the wonderful ability to take a topic and completely change your point of view of it.

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Serial

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I recently wrote a piece about Serial because it got to the point where it was simply consuming most of my thought process. I’ve done everything in my power to infect the people around me with the same obsession.

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Golf My Way by Jack Nicklaus

Nicklaus' Golf My Way was originally published in 1974. It has since been updated and has sold over two million copies worldwide.

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ack in 2004, at the age of 20, I decided that I was going to begin taking golf seriously. I had started playing golf when I was around eight years old, but as I grew older it was rare that I would make it onto a course more than a handful of times a summer. My thinking was that as my friends and I were getting older it was getting more and more difficult to organize regular opportunities to play team sports. Golf, on the other hand, was a sport I could play with only a few friends or even by myself if required.

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