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doc » The Uncollected David Rakoff ☆ 352 pages Ë Bestselling and Thurber Prize–winning humorist David Rakoff was one of the most original delightfully acerbic voices of his generation Here in one place is the best of his previously uncollected material—most never before published in book form   David Rakoff’s singFriendship whether it is a real relationship or an imaginary correspondence between Gregor Samsa and Dr Seuss co authored with Jonathan Goldstein Also included is his novel in verse Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish   By turns hilarious incisive and deeply moving this collection highlights the many facets of Rakoff’s huge talent and shows the arc of his remarkable careerWith a foreword by Paul Rudnick From the Trade Paperback editio I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review3 12 starsI've wanted to read David Rakoff for a long time I feel like my first exposure to him was on the Daily Show but I can't be sure so I was glad for the opportunity to read this collection of his works However this was probably not the best collection for me to start with Rakoff's talent humor and magnetism shine through in all his works and I will definitely be reading his other collections However I didn't really care for some of the travel writing and I probably should have read some of his other works first

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Most memorable appearances on public radio’s Fresh Air and This American Life These writings chart his transformation from fish out of water meekly arriving for college in 1982 to a proud New Yorker bluntly opining on how to walk properly in the city They show his unparalleled ability to capture the pleasures of solitary pursuits like cooking and crafting especially in times of trouble; as well as the ups and downs in the life span of a I was so sad when he died Though I didn't know him he was a friend of several of my friends and I just love everything he ever wrote It's a pleasure just to spend a little time with him again in this new book

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The Uncollected David RakoffBestselling and Thurber Prize–winning humorist David Rakoff was one of the most original delightfully acerbic voices of his generation Here in one place is the best of his previously uncollected material most never before published in book form   David Rakoff’s singular personality spills from every page of this witty and entertaining volume which includes travel features early fiction works pop culture criticism and transcripts of his ARC for review from NetGalley I've long been a fan of Rakoff and have read several of his books so I jumped at the chance to read his uncollected materials this volume also includes the standalone Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish which I've reviewed separately If this is your first experience with Rakoff do yourself a favor and read one of his outstanding essay collections first Fraud is probably my favorite Since these are uncollected works they understandably don't hang together in the same way his curated if that's the right word collections do there's some definite unevenness and some I could have skipped altogether like the investigation of the book Bambi and its author However if you are a Rakoff completist you'll be thrilled this book exists and will likely find some unread gems here on things like the Rat Pack in the wonderful The Wizards of Id ending friendships his thoughts about his recurrence of cancer and some interesting Fresh Air transcripts Some of my favoritesGoodbye to All of You What 'suspiciously social' means is that I am perceived to know and maintain too many relationships with people If one is friendly to everyone one is friendly to no one Of course this is not actually true I have a very significant core group of friends who despite transoceanic migrations etc remain the most cohesive social network of my adult life In fact the bonds get stronger as my social world shrinksThe Wizards of Id The Swingerati have ignored the gallery entirely and gone straight for the gift shopTweenage Wasteland The schism is unmistakable Threshold to Love for the girls Body and Its Dangers for the boys; the peaceable but decidedly separate Kingdoms of Rainbows and FartsDavid Rakoff's Half Empty Worldview Is Full of Wit And it's a kind of negative thinking call defensive pessimismthe defensive pessimist sort of looks at something and say this is going to be a disaster And because of that they lower their expectations and they think this is going to be a disaster because of such and such And they go through all of the negative capacitiesyou know you imagine the worst case scenario you can and you go through it step by step and you dismantle those things and you manage your anxiety about itHighly recommended for fans