David Rakoff, 1964 – 2012

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We’re saddened by the news that David Rakoff died today at 47.

The Awl has a tribute to the “writer, aesthete, genius, New York devotee… exceptional reporter and observer, performer, director and incredibly kind person” whose body of work includes the collections Fraud, Don’t Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →