David Rakoff

David Rakoff

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Rakoff (born November 27, 1964) is a Canadian-born writer based in New York City who is noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff is an essayist, journalist and actor and is a regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life. Rakoff has described himself as a "New York writer" who also happens to be a "Canadian writer," a "Jewish writer," a "gay writer'" and an "East Asian Studies major who has forgotten most of his Japanese" writer. David Rakoff was born on November 27, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the youngest of three children: his brother, the comedian Simon Rakoff, is four years older than David and their sister Ruth, a family-conflict mediator, is the middle child. David Rakoff has said that he and his siblings were close as children. Rakoff's mother, Gina Shochat-Rakoff, is a doctor who has practised psychotherapy and his father, Vivian Rakoff, is a psychiatrist. Rakoff has written that almost every generation of his family fled from one place to another. Rakoff's grandparents, who were Jewish, fled Latvia and Lithuania at the turn of the 20th century and settled in South Africa.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134915017
  • 9786134915014