David Rakoff

It’s hard to say how David Rakoff is best known: as an author, actor, comic, editorialist. If he weren’t such a luddite, he’d surely have an influential blog. For the moment, then, it’s probably safe to say his most lasting fame will result from his two bestselling comic masterworks, Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable, each a cunning, penetrating and hilarious look at one man’s (as he puts it) intense discomfort moving through the world. It should come as no surprise, then, that David’s take on the ol’ GP should be tinged with the sadness of a childhood spent at the movies, rather than the record store. What’s a guy who’s never even heard of Duran Duran supposed to do when asked to choose his guiltiest popular pleasure? Never fear, dear reader. Rakoff his here!