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I've read many humorists after falling in love with David Sedaris's "Barrel Fever".
Some readers may find his highbrow vocabulary somewhat off-putting and pretentious, I didn't notice it that much one way or the other.
Mr Rakoff possesses a rare combination of intelligence, wit, compassion, and writing ability.
This is David Rakoff and it is brilliant. There is nothing more that need be said. But I will add one thing: I got two of his books from the library and before I'd finished the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marsha
I always enjoyed Rakoff on NPR, but took my time getting to his writing. That was a mistake, as he is an essayist with a distinctive style and voice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DAVID LESSNER
Though I think Rakoff would have an issue with a twenty word minimum requirement for an Amazon review. Take the review as it is and like it.Published 11 months ago by A. Warwick
He has a line in this book "I used to wonder what my bosses thought of me, then I realized they didn't" which is just so fabulous.Published 12 months ago by Michael Harabin
Mr Rakoff possesses a rare combination of intelligence, wit, compassion, and writing ability. A winning combination. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tim Lavrouhin
David Rakoff was certainly taken before we were able to squeeze enough great works out of him. Knowing this while reading makes the words and mellifluous phrasing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by W. Mahoney
David Rakoff's insightful observations, including those very inward are an incredible treat. It is unfortunate that we will not have an opportunity to continue to enjoy his... Read morePublished 13 months ago by L. Lindisch
The majority of books consisting of multiple short stories or essays can accurately be described as uneven. Or with the phrase "some are better than others". Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael G.