Publish date: September 21st 2010
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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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 ...
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.
This is actually more like 3.75 stars, but I want to make clear that this is by far my favorite of his books.
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...
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, ...