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Author Interview: David Foster Wallace (cartoon)


"If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything." - David Foster Wallace

If you want to be totally cool, subscribe to BLANK ON BLANK's YouTube video channel. It's the handiwork of PBS Digital Studios and this particular video takes an interview with the late, David Foster Wallace talking about ambition in the backdrop of his own tennis career. Apparently DFW was a seriously ranked tennis player before college. He decided that despite his high ranking he would not be able to go Pro, based on a combination of his level of talent and the "monk-like" commitment to practice hours required. The illustration compliments the conversation brilliantly. Overall a creative and intriguing viewer/listener experience.

View more of the series and then hit subscribe. DFW's article on the brilliance of Roger Federer as a tennis player posted by the NYT's is here.


June 18, 2013



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