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Audio (6.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100010682
Released: Sep 21, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307738875
Narrator/s: David Rakoff
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The inimitably witty David Rakoff, New York Times bestselling author of Don't Get Too Comfortable, defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you'll never be disappointed. 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: the moment when being a tiny child no longer meant adults found him charming but instead meant other children found him a fun target; the perfect late evening in Manhattan when he was young and the city seemed to brim with such possibility that the street shimmered in the moonlight-as he drew closer he realized the streets actually flickered with rats in a feeding frenzy. He also weaves in his usual brand Oscar Wilde-worthy cultural criticism (the tragedy of Hollywood's Walk of Fame, for instance). Whether he's lacerating the musical Rent for its cutesy depiction of AIDS or dealing with personal tragedy, his sharp observations and humorist's flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the power of negativity. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): David Rakoff
Original Publish Date: Sep 21, 2010

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Author(s): David Rakoff
Product Number EB00149037
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385533690

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