This post by Gawker has been doing the rounds since David Rakoff’s untimely demise, and rightfully so. It is such a beautiful piece of writing and performance…a perfect blend of warmth, cynicism, emotional honesty.
I wish I could write like Rakoff. I wish I had his openness, his genuine skill that makes it all look so effortless. He gives me something to aspire to and his outstanding prose will be greatly missed.
Go and watch.