135 Waller
San Francisco, California

Monday, January 16 // 7 pm
reading & booksigning
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a sick sense of humor? What is John Updike's deal anyway? And who won the Adult Video News' Female Performer of the Year Award the same year Gwyneth Paltrow won her Oscar? The answers to all this and more can be found in David Foster Wallace's brilliantly funny new book, Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays (hardback, $25.95).

David Foster Wallace is the author of the best-selling novel Infinite Jest, the story collection Oblivion, and several other works of fiction and non-fiction. He is also the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous other awards. "If you want to know who's holding up the high comic tradition - passed down from Sterne to Swift to Pynchon - it's Wallace." - Jeffrey Eugenides.

*** This Booksmith sponsored event will take place at the All Saints Church (1350 Waller) in San Francisco.

Added by kmeelyon on December 26, 2005