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    • Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

    • A Novel
    • By: David Rakoff
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty, and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the 20th century. Through his books and his radio essays for NPR's This American Life, David Rakoff has built a deserved reputation as one of the finest and funniest essayists of our time. Written with humor, sympathy, and tenderness, this intricately woven novel proves him to be the master of an altogether different art form. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish leaps cities and decades as Rakoff sings the song of an America whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or brutal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning Farewell

    • By Brooks on 09-27-13

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Half Empty

    • By: David Rakoff
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    In this deeply funny (and, no kidding, wise and poignant) book, Rakoff examines the realities of our sunny, gosh­ everyone-can-be-a-star contemporary culture and finds that, pretty much as a universal rule, the best is not yet to come, adversity will triumph, justice will not be served, and your dreams won’t come true. The book ranges from the personal to the universal, combining stories from Rakoff’s reporting and accounts of his own experi­ences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better heard than read

    • By Maeghan on 12-15-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Fraud

    • By: David Rakoff
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    The wry and the heartfelt join in David Rakoff's prose to resurrect that most neglected of literary virtues: wit. As he finds himself in all the far-flung hinterlands of our culture, this fish out of water winds up satirizing himself more than his subject matter, to hilarious effect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • OMG Laugh Out Loud

    • By Suzn F on 08-16-12

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Don't Get Too Comfortable (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: David Rakoff
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    David Rakoff's bestselling collection of autobiographical essays, Fraud, established him as one of today's funniest and most insightful writers. Now, in Don't Get Too Comfortable, Rakoff moves from the personal to the public, journeying into the land of unchecked plenty that is contemporary America. Rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly and wittily skewered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More wonderful David Rakoff

    • By Nell Huntworth on 01-01-10

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Thalia Book Club: David Rakoff's Half Empty and Sloane Crosley's How Did You Get This Number

    • By: David Rakoff, Sloane Crosley
    • Narrated by: Ira Glass
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The whip-smart and funny authors of the essay collections Don't Get Too Comfortable (Rakoff) and I Was Told There'd Be Cake (Crosley) join up to examine our contemporary culture and the many ways life can go awry in New York City, as presented in their new books.

    Regular price: $4.87