Cover has some rubbing and edge wear.
From the Publisher
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views
on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon
College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in
THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their
comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get
ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve
compassion? The speech captures Wallace''s electric intellect as
well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it
became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall
Street Journal and the London Times, commented on
endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend.
Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting
intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes
the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us
with every reading.