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  • Don't Get Too Comfortable The Indignities of Coach Class The Torments of Low Thread Count The Never Ending uest for Artisanal Olive Oil and Other First World Problems
  • David Rakoff
  • English
  • 12 April 2017
  • 9780385661850

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  1. says:

    So I promised myself that I would stray away from the non fiction universe after perusing a particularly disturbing online survey that noted that for the most part unhappy people read non fiction because they are unwilling to bask in the fervent imagination of a good fiction writer This is to say that non fiction writers are inherently unimaginative and the people that read their work are depressed boors sta

  2. says:

    I went to the bookstore looking for a Sedaris book because I needed to laugh I was distraught to learn that I'd read every

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    Ironically as a secular humanist who shows no patience for groups like the Christian Right Rakoff actually practies what those groups preach He hates the sin but loves the sinners Or rather he hates the stupid shallow practices of modern American life but shows a certain empathetic tolerance for the people who practice them Rakoff's critic

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    A complete grab bag of essays loosely themed about privilege hubris and narcissism as observed and told by David Rakoff The book was largely com

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    The author does a fabulous job of narrating it himself Very entertaining as well as intelligent So sad that he died so young

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    We have become an army of multiply chemically sensitive high maintenance princesses trying to make our way through a world full of irksome peasAll of the nice things I have to say about listening to David Rakoff narrating one of his audiobooks was said in my review of Half Empty and I would reiterate that it is a very enjoyable expe

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    If I could give a negative number of stars for a book this one would merit it I am just SO grateful that Mr Rakoff wrote this book Without it I

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    I wanted to read this book based on the title I think we have a tendency toward excess and from this title I thou

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    Like Sedaris Rakoff writes in a dry self deprecating voice that makes him immediately endearing unless you have a problem with left wing gay men These relaxed essays don't rely on family anecdotes as much as Sedaris nor are they as sentimental Rakoff is a humorist first and the satirical observations on Americanism and a culture of excess make for great light reading that's guilt free so long as you don't pay 50lb for

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    Why’ve I waited so long to read Rakoff He’s the perfect combination of two of my favorites David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs I

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David Rakoff ´ 5 review

Don't Get Too Comfortable The Indignities of Coach Class The Torments of Low Thread Count The Never Ending uest for Artisanal Olive Oil and Other First World Problems

He ponders the motives of those who elect to go under a plastic surgeon's knife It must be murder to be an aging beauty to see your future as an ignored spectator rushing up to meet you like the hard pavement What a small sip of gall to be able to time with each passing year the ever shorter interval in which someone's eyes focus upon you And then shift away That's gooseflesh good writing even th The author does a fabulous job of narrating it himself Very entertaining as well as intelligent So sad that he died so young

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Ough cosmetic enhancement or life as a hotel worker or flying on the Concorde or being gay in a hetero world all experiences in Rakoff's canon here isn't distinctly American We'll grant him flying Hooters Air though In short goodies aplenty beckon as Rakoff wit at the ready and cynicism turned up to 11 invites us to sneer at pomposity hubris and plain old human stupidity Where's the ueue Kim Hughe If I could give a negative number of stars for a book this one would merit it I am just SO grateful that Mr Rakoff wrote this book Without it I would never have known how much better and smarter and intelligent the author is than the rest of us Perhaps this book should be reuired reading in schools so that people will be aware of what a pompous ass the author truly is There was no way to win me back after he all but mocked the happiness of the new citizens as they took the oath and received their citizenship papers Yes by all means that is the perfect moment to point out how foolish all of those peasants are for actually showing joy to be a citizen of the US

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David Rakoff's Don't Get Too Comfortable isn't uite the profoundly illuminating journey into the heart of American cultural and spiritual emptiness advertised on its dust cover But the book's collected essays which are brisk bright and rendered with a journalist's eye for detail are funny and subversive And Rakoff Canadian born and a naturalized American is occasionally profound never so than when I went to the bookstore looking for a Sedaris book because I needed to laugh I was distraught to learn that I d read everything he d written David Rakoff like his peer David Sedaris has occasionally been featured on Public Radio s This American Life His writer s voice is not as dark as Sedaris but he is uite hilarous I bought this book in hopes of laughing and was not disappointed The man knows how to turn a phrase May I please uote a passage where he describes the experience of meeting a snotty designer while reporting at a fashion show It s even delightful if you know what Rakoff s speaking voice sounds like can hear it in your head All of the designers I have met up to this point have been very nice although upon being introduced to Karl Lagerfeld he looks me up and down and dismisses me with the not super kind What can you write that hasn t been written already He s absolutely right I have no idea I can but try The only thing I can come up with at that moment is that Lagerfeld s powdered white ponytail has dusted the shoulders of his suit with what looks like dandruff but isn t Also not yet having undergone his alarming weight loss and seated on a tiny velvet chair with his large doughy rump dominating the miniature piece of furniture like a loose flabby ass flavored muffin overrisen from its pan he resembles a Daumier caricature of some corpulent inhumane oligarch drawn sitting on a commode stuffing his greedy throat with the corpses of dead children while from his other end he shits out huge malodorous piles of tainted money How s that for new and groundbreaking Mr LWhen I read the first chapter sipping my coffee in the coffee shop adjacent to the bookstore I was socially inappropriate with my riotous laughter Pretty much the highest praise I can give to a book I don t know about you


About the Author: David Rakoff

David Rakoff November 27 1964 – August 9 2012 was an essayist journalist and actor Originally from Canada Rakoff was a graduate of Columbia University he obtained dual Canadian American citizenship in 2003 and resided for much of his life in New York City His brother Simon is a stand up comedianRakoff wrote for the New York Times Magazine Outside G Vogue and Salon He was a freuen