When someone you know dies, it can be really hard to talk about them without talking about yourself, and then you feel terrible for every "I" statement where you feel there should be a "they" statement. But then every "they"
UPDATED: David Rakoff — a sharp, sardonic wit who delighted listeners of This American Life and readers of his books of essays — died after a two-year fight with cancer on Thursday. He was 47. Born in Canada, Rakoff started his career in publishing,
David Rakoff—writer, aesthete, genius, New York devotee (the City was the great love of my life, he wrote), exceptional reporter and observer,
David Rakoff, the author of the essay collections "Fraud," "Don't Get Too Comfortable" and "Half Empty" and a frequent contributor to "This American Life," died on Thursday night. He was 47.
David Rakoff, the popular writer and radio personality, died yesterday of cancer, age 47. He was a frequent contributor to the radio show This American Life, with which he had been involved since its inception, as well as an