What a stunning collection of essays. I'd never heard of DFW (yes, I know, where have I been all my life? Well, for starters Australia - and then a couple of decades in Japan) until reading a review on a friend's blog - since which - and while reading these essays - references to DFW have been in half-a-dozen places. Presidential campaign politics, language, sex-toy conventions - nothing seems to have been beyond his genius. This book is un-putdownable!