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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 This was such a chore to read I love Rakoff but I've only ever heard his spoken work performances or heard him read his pieces aloud I've never tried reading his work on the page It was roughI think most of the problem was I had no frame of reference for so many of these pieces I have never lived in New York City or even visited it I've never been to Canada nor know much of it other than it's geographical location So many of his media references were straight google material for me and it got tiring just not understanding what he was saying or trying to convey The pieces I did like were the one's he wrote in fiction style prose For instance What's Up Dike? was genius Or his general musings which I could connect with like in Unaccustomed as I Am How to Give a Wedding Toast Obviously Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish was the highlight though I had read parts of it previouslyOverall I can't give this book a bad rating because I wasn't able to relate to most of the stories That's my issue not the books But I didn't really enjoy it and it was rough slogging through til the end Copy courtesy of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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Friendship 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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The Uncollected David Rakoff mobi ✓ Paperback ↠ ★ The Uncollected David Rakoff PDF / Epub ✈ Author David Rakoff – 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 previouslMost 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 only vaguely familiar with Rakoff's work before reading this book I had read a few of his pieces in The New York Times and Salon a while back so I knew what to expect somewhat But I was really excited to see what possible gems I had missedInitially I loved this book The first few essays in here are tremendous My Sister of Perpetual Mercy Sagrada Familia this one is actually fiction and Diary 1998 are perfect descriptive honest funny witty and truly uite heartfelt I was sold I was in Give me DavidBut unfortunately the collection took a nose dive about seven essays in The writing began to lack I don't know personality interest heart There are a lot of travelnature pieces in here which I wasn't expecting Some are humorous but after reading those first few phenomenal stories I found these others to be boring almost like Rakoff wasn't really invested in them I did end up loving one other short essay later in the book The Waiting But in it Rakoff revisits personal themes again specifically his experience with having cancer so the writing becomes intense rawUltimately most of the essays and stories in this collection are just okay But the ones that stood out really made me take notice I plan on checking out Rakoff's other works; I might start with Fraud