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David Rakoff Death

My Friend David Rakoff

Dave Hill | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Dave Hill

I always marveled at the willingness of a guy as relentlessly sweet, intelligent and sophisticated as he to portray himself as an absolute moron or -- even better -- a complete asshole in front of the camera. Who else would insist we get a shot of him pretending to masturbate furiously to A Dictionary of Yiddish Slang and Idioms? He was the king.

David Rakoff's Death: Saying Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Writers

Lori Fradkin | Posted 10.12.2012 | Books
Lori Fradkin

One of the things I loved about his writing was how a single observation, a single sentence, would make me stop and recognize just how good it was. It would stick with me.

Popular Humorist And Radio Personality Dies

Posted 10.10.2012 | Books

David Rakoff, the popular writer and radio personality, died yesterday of cancer, age 47. He was a frequent contributor to the radio show This America...