March 15, 2006
David Rakoff is often categorized as a humorist, essayist, or an author. Two collections of work, Fraud (2001) and Don't Get Too Comfortable (2005), based on pieces he's written for a slew of publications you surely read, as well as pieces he contributed to NPR's This American Life, prove him to be one of the sharpest, funniest people working today, perched in the best of all possible places, as a man on the outside looking in.
Being a writer is only half his story, though. Rakoff also has a career on the stage. He's worked regularly with The Talent Family (Amy and David Sedaris), directing their play Stitches, and appearing in The Little Freida Mysteries, The Book of Liz, and the Obie-award winning One Woman Shoe. He was even in a talkie last year, Capote, and can be seen in the forthcoming Strangers with Candy film.
Needless to say, we're looking forward to this one.
photo credit: Marion Ettlinger