Friday, August 10, 2012

RIP, David Rakoff

The brilliant and underappreciated David Rakoff died yesterday. I really think he'll be remembered as one of the greatest essayists of a generation. Go pick up some of his work, if you haven't read him before; Don't Get Too Comfortable is my personal favorite.

Here's a video of him speaking in 2011 about why writing never gets easier. (Language NSFW.)

Link via Slate.


Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

OMG, that was brilliant! Off to read more about him...

Kara said...

Wow...absolute genius. I'm going to believe that there is a reason I am seeing this for the first time today. :) Thanks for sharing. A sad loss, indeed.