David Rakoff Reads From Half Empty

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We’re having a discussion around the Utne offices to close out this eventful work week. Here’s the question at hand: David Sedaris or David Rakoff? Though Sedaris is great, for my money Fraud, by Rakoff, is the best either writer has to offer. Now he’s got a new one on the shelves: Half Empty. The best way to enjoy either of these writers-and this really isn’t up for debateis to hear their words in their own voices, so enjoy the brief clip from Half Empty (Random House Audio) below. 

Extra: Watch Rakoff’s recent appearance on The Daily Show, where he discusses finding out that he had a tumor while he was writing Half Empty.

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