How It’s Done Blog

My First Contribution to NHPR

I’m contributing/blogging for Word of Mouth. A good gig!

Elided, Vitamin D and Regrouping

I ripped Tom Bissell’s essay on David Foster Wallace out of the back of the Times Book Review on the plane last week–because it had a word in it that I didn’t know the meaning of, and couldn’t figure out from the context. Here’s the quote: “Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address — May 21, 2005” now has a proper title and colophon, This Is Water (Little, Brown, $14.99). In the book, the passage above has been gently elided, […]