"But you know that writing down something somebody says out loud is not a matter of transcribing. Because written stuff said out loud on the page doesn't look said out loud. It just looks crazy." This is a quote from DFW nearly two-thirds through this transcribed interview, and it sums up why I find this hard to rate. It has some very interesting moments, and some neat insights into [b:Infinite Jest|6759|Infinite Jest|David Foster Wallace|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1165604485s/6759.jpg|3271542]. If you like Wallace's work, it's worth reading.However, its form distracted me. It is mostly transcribed conversation, which isn't the easiest to read. Lipsky's bracketed commentary is annoyingly obvious and his condensing of his own side of the conversation doesn't help the flow. His one track focus on a few points got really tiresome; particularly his odd desperation to get Wallace to admit that he enjoyed the publicity and hype surrounding Infinite Jest.