Fraud

Essays

By David Rakoff
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780767906319, 240pp.)

Publication Date: April 23, 2002

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From This American Life alum David Rakoff comes a hilarious collection that single-handedly raises self-deprecation to an art form. Whether impersonating Sigmund Freud in a department store window during the holidays, climbing an icy mountain in cheap loafers, or learning primitive survival skills in the wilds of New Jersey, Rakoff clearly demonstrates how he doesn’t belong–nor does he try to. In his debut collection of essays, Rakoff uses his razor-sharp wit and snarky humor to deliver a barrage of damaging blows that, more often than not, land squarely on his own jaw–hilariously satirizing the writer, not the subject. Joining the wry and the heartfelt, Fraud offers an object lesson in not taking life, or ourselves, too seriously.




About the Author
David Rakoff is a writer-at-large for "GQ" magazine, and a regular contributor to "The New York Times Magazine" and Public Radio International's "This American Life," He has also written for "Outside," "Vogue," "The New York Observer," and "Salon," among others. He lives in New York City.

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