Weisberg Posits McCain Does Best as Underdog

Editor and Financial Times columnist Jacob Weisberg's "McCain at Rock Bottom : When his campaign was a mess last summer, he was at his best," in Slate May 27 is adapted from the forward to David Foster Wallace's new book, McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express With John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope (Back Bay Books) due out June 1. According to Wallace's fan site, this is an expansion of "Up Simba, in his non-fiction book, Consider the Lobster.

Wallace's writing also includes two novels, Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System; three story collections, Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Oblivion; and another nonfiction collections, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

Weisberg will be hosting a chat at the WaPo tomorrow at 1:00. You can submit your questions before or during the chat here.