David Rakoff



David Rakoff (born 1964) is an essayist, journalist, and actor. Originally from Canada, he obtained dual Canadian-American citizenship in 2003, and currently resides in New York City.

Rakoff has written for the New York Times Magazine, Outside, GQ, Vogue and Salon. He has also been a frequent contributor to the radio program This American Life on Public Radio International.

Rakoff's essays have been collected in the books Fraud (2001, ISBN 0-385-50084-X) and Don’t Get Too Comfortable (2005, ISBN 0-385-51036-5).

He was featured on This American Life's holiday show (Episode 305) on December 23, 2005. RealAudio of this broadcast is available (for free) at the official This American Life website. Rakoff also has the distinction of being the only other person aside from Ira Glass to host an episode of This American Life (Episode 248 - Like It Or Not). He appeared on The Daily Show on October 5th, 2006. Other associations with the Daily Show include his lended talent in voice acting in reading the part of Thomas Jefferson for America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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