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Half Empty - David Rakoff
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3.67 60
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385525244 (0385525249)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
If there was a patron saint of defensive pessimism it should be David Rakoff, although as a secular gay Jewish man selection for beatification would be a long shot.In his last collection of essays he writes about the internet bubble, visiting Disney's House of Tomorrow, his failed movie career, the ...
LeahSL rated it
4.0 Half Empty
I wish I could construct a sentence like David Rakoff. The classiest pessimist in NYC explains life for your pleasure and edification and, damn the man, inspiration.
Jessica's Blog
Jessica's Blog rated it
This is actually more like 3.75 stars, but I want to make clear that this is by far my favorite of his books.
sandin954 rated it
2.0 Half Empty
I did not think this was quite as good as the first book by the author that I listened to Don't Get Too Comfortable: the Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems but there were some interesting thoug...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
I was not familiar with David Rakoff prior to reading this book. During the first piece I thought, "Meh. He's not as funny as David Sedaris". Upon reading further, I realized that funny isn't the point. Rakoff is far more journalistic (in the reportage sense), and less of a memoirist. (I know, ...
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