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  1. David Rakoff was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the youngest of three children. His brother, the comedian Simon Rakoff, is four years older than David. Their sister, Ruth Rakoff, author of the cancer memoir When My World Was Very Small, is the middle child. Rakoff and his siblings were close as children.

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    David Rakoff was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the youngest of three children. His brother, the comedian Simon Rakoff, is four years older than David. Their sister, Ruth Rakoff, author of the cancer memoir When My World Was Very Small, is the middle child. Rakoff and his siblings were close as children.

  3. Aug 10, 2012 · David Benjamin Rakoff was born in Montreal on Nov. 27, 1964, and reared in Toronto. He earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Columbia in 1986 and afterward worked in Japan as a ...

  4. David Rakoff - IMDb

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    David Rakoff, Actor: Capote. David Rakoff was born on November 27, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as David Benjamin Rakoff. He was an actor and writer, known for Capote (2005), The Watermelon Woman (1996) and Strangers with Candy (2005). He died on August 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

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  5. David Rakoff wrote the bestsellers Fraud, Don't Get Too Comfortable and Half Empty. A two-time recipient of the Lambda Literary Award and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, he was a regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life.

  6. David Rakoff: 'There Is No Answer As To Why Me' : NPR

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    Aug 10, 2012 · Writer and humorist David Rakoff, who died Thursday at the age of 47, wrote with a perfect balance of wit and gravity about the cancer that would ultimately take his life. Fresh Air remembers ...

  7. David Rakoff: A man who sensibly prepared for the worst - The ...

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    Aug 10, 2012 · David Rakoff: A man who sensibly prepared for the worst. Author David Rakoff was born in Montreal, went to high school in Toronto and was a New Yorker thereafter. This article was published more ...

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  8. Our Friend David - This American Life

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    Aug 17, 2012 · By. David Rakoff. David Rakoff died on August 9, 2012. He’d appeared on This American Life 25 times, first in 1996, during the third month of the show; his last appearance was just a few weeks before he died. He was on the program so often that in putting together this week’s show, we realized we could tell a lot of his life story, simply ...

  9. Fraud: Essays: Rakoff, David: 9780767906319: Amazon.com: Books

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    "David Rakoff's hilarious, bittersweet stories are epic struggles–between smoky bars and the great outdoors, management and labor, Santa Claus and Sigmund Freud, New York versus everywhere else, and, not least, neighbor-to-the-North against South. Rakoff is such an American original it turns out he’s Canadian. Vive the brain drain!"

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  10. 472: Our Friend David - This American Life

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    David Rakoff. Oh, well, your heart does a little bit of-- a certain special Canadians chamber opens up and enfolds that name, and you keep it. Or if you mention a Canadian, a famous Canadian, in conversation to a Canadian without acknowledging it, there's a vague flicker over their eyes like the shadow of an angel's wing passing.

  11. David Rakoff | Salon.com

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    Jun 11, 2001 · The author of "Fraud" talks about being Gene Kelly, tiny, tiny writing and the boom in humorous essays. When I met David Rakoff, whose new collection of essays, "Fraud," was published last month ...

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