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Consider the Lobster (Paperback)
Wallace brings to every essay in this collection his signature wit and his critical, often scathing view of all things human--from our shallow obsession with news and sports media to our inherent desire to boil things alive for our own pleasure.
While Consider the Lobster is perhaps best known for its titular essay, I would argue that "The View From Ms. Thompson's House" is the true gem hidden inside this collection. Originally published in Rolling Stone just a few weeks after 9/11, his reflection on life in Indiana in the midst of American tragedy is one of the most honest pieces of writing about life in the Midwest that I've ever come across.— Crow Staff