Anyone interested in David Foster Wallace's work should read Samuel Coen's thoughtful look at Wallace's life.The picture presented here is critical in the best sense, compassionate, informative, heartbreaking. Cohen gives one a fuller picture of Wallace that many of us, devoted followers of his work, may or may not have had. We see his long struggle with mental illness, his early years, his college years, his development as a writer, his friendships, his dedication to his students, his generosity of spirit, and his work, always the work, the work. . . With Wallace there is so much more one would like to know, the absurd desire to speak to him that accompanies out sense of loss. And so this consideration of his legacy is a treasure to be placed beside The Pale King, our last amazing gift from the writer himself.