In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Dont Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worstbecause then youll never be disappointed. Whether hes taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoffs sharp observations and humorists flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the untapped power of negativity.
David Rakoff is the author of the books Fraud and Dont Get Too Comfortable. A two-time recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, he is a regular contributor to Public Radio Internationals This American Life. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Wired, Salon, GQ, Outside, Gourmet, Vogue, Slate, Harpers Bazaar, and the New York Observer, among other publications, and has been included in Da Capos Best Music Writing, The Best American Travel Writing as well as The Best American Non-Required Reading. He can be seen in the movies Capote (fleetingly), Strangers with Candy (fleetingly; mutely), and, most recently, he adapted the screenplay for and starred in Joachim Backs film The New Tenants, which won the 2010 Oscar for Best Live Action Short.
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