When Rolling Stone covered David Foster Wallace in the classroom

Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg

David Lipsky sat in Stevenson Hall, rapidly scribbling notes. Even though Lipsky had just published a novel, there he was amongst Advanced Creative Writing: Prose students, most of whom were eight to 10 years his junior. Some of the students were scribbling as furiously as he was, writing down choice tips from their professor. “When