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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,029 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Rakoff Narrator: David Rakoff Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Wherever he is, David Rakoff is a fish out of water. Whether impersonating Sigmund Freud in a department store window during the holidays, climbing an icy mountain in cheap loafers, playing an evil modeling agent on a daytime soap opera, or learning primitive survival skills in the wilds of New Jersey, Rakoff doesn't belong. Nor does he try to. Still, he continually finds himself off in the far-flung hinterlands of our culture, notebook or microphone in hand, hoping to conjure that dyed-in-the-wool New York condescension.

And Rakoff tries to be nasty; heaven knows nothing succeeds like the cheap sneer, but he can't quite help noticing that these are actual human beings he's writing about. In his attempts not to pull any punches, the most damaging blows, more often than not, land squarely on his own jaw - hilariously satirizing the writer, not the subject. And therein lies David Rakoff's genius and his burgeoning appeal. The wry and the heartfelt join in his prose to resurrect that most neglected of literary virtues: wit. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chavonne | 2/17/2014

    " I am not a reader of essays after all. I think that the stories were funny, but I could just not get through them. This makes me sad because I heard the departed Rakoff reading one of them on NPR and howled. I think I'll take this out on audio before I review. I bet I'll love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/16/2014

    " Excellent collection of essays. Funny and smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Little | 2/11/2014

    " I feel like Rakoff went deeper into himself for many of these essays than he did in Don't Get Too Comfortable. Still not life changing, but more honest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bean | 2/10/2014

    " I really needed some levity this month and Rakoff's dry, witty, and erudite essays totally fit the bill. He is hi-larious; I cannot recommend him enough, especially on audiobook. "

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