By way of Tayari Jones' blog, I learned yesterday that David Foster Wallace, author of "Infinite Jest" and "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" died on Friday. It's a terrible thing, and he was an excellent writer. I remember reading "Infinite Jest" and just being amazed by the audacity of it. I think people forget, due to all of the stylistic tricks and footnotes, that it's just a great story and a really interesting read. I read somewhere that he had bipolar disorder, which is just a terrible ordeal for a person and for their family, and I hope that they are able to get through this tragedy.