He is definitely as entertaining as the aforementioned authors; seeing the 3 of them in a group reading was a highlight of my literary life. Journalist, actor, and radio commentator Rakoff has gathered in his first book what can best be described as essays on contemporary culture. Knowing this while reading makes the words and mellifluous phrasing. I was lucky enough to meet David Rakoff when I hosted him for a bookstore reading. David Rakoff was certainly taken before we were able to squeeze enough great works out of him. This is a stitching of travel essays and stories of other travelers. The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed. Rakoff was an essayist, journalist, and actor, and a regular contributor to WBEZ's This American Life.Rakoff described himself as a "New York writer" who also happened to be a "Canadian writer", a … Complete Full Transcript, Dialogue, Remarks, Saying, Quotes, Words And Text. And therein lies Rakoff's genius and his burgeoning appeal. Along with David Sedaris & Sarah Vowell, he was on an NPR speaking tour. David Rakoff - This American Life - The Invisible Made Visible. Recommended Reading: Fraud, by David Rakoff August 15, 2013 August 7, 2013 / Carolyn O / 4 Comments Longtime readers may recall a post about this book (and Steven Seagal, and All About Eve ) way back in the mists of time. Free delivery on online orders of $59.99 or more anywhere in Australia David Rakoff's ingenious, delicately haunting final book, which he completed shortly before his death from cancer last year at age 47, is a novel written entirely in rhymed verse. David Rakoff is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: the essay collections Fraud, Don't Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty, and the novel in verse Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.A two-time recipient of the Lambda Literary Award and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, he was a regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life. His wit is striking and never a let down. David Benjamin Rakoff (November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012) was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City, who wrote humorous and sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. The wry and the heartfelt join in his prose to resurrect that most neglected of literary virtues: wit. It's just the way it is. But how lovely those moments were, gone now except occasionally in dreams, when one could still turn to someone and promise them something truly worth their while, just by saying "hey".