David Rakoff, an award-winning writer many appropriate well known for his dim amusement and asocial opinion on life, upheld divided currently after a prolonged conflict with cancer. He was 47.

Rakoff wrote for The New York Times and Newsweek, between alternative publications, and his letter pick up “Half Empty” won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He additionally penned the bestselling books “Don’t Get Too Comfortable” and “Fraud.”


Rakoff’s genocide was reliable by Doubleday and Anchor Books.

“The universe is a small reduction kind and a small reduction pleasing today,” his longtime editor, Bill Thomas, pronounced in a statement, adding:

“There were hundreds of reasons to love David. He was of march incredibly charming, smart and learned, a shining tale teller with the quickest thoughts imaginable, but many of all he was a inexhaustible soul. Though his hold up was cut infuriatingly short, it was abounding over measure.”

Doubleday will tell Rakoff’s last square in 2013, a work patrician “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish.”

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