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Don't Get Too Comfortable, David Rakoff

David Rakoff’s bestselling collection of autobiographical essays, Fraud, established him as one of today’s funniest, most insightful writers.  In Don’t Get Too Comfortable, Rakoff moves from the personal to the public, journeying into the land of plenty that is contemporary America. 

Somewhere along the line, our healthy self-regard has exploded into obliterating narcissism, and Rakoff is there to map that frontier, blasting off into the rarefied universe of the Paris fashion shows, where an evening dress can cost as much as four years of college. Rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly and wittily portrayed. 

Praise for Don't Get Too Comfortable:

“Rakoff can be as funny as Dave Barry or George Carlin, but he adds a touch of pathos, peeling away poignant layers unexplored by other humor writers.” -- Publishers Weekly (starred) 

“Don’t touch that dial.  Of the many contributors to the well-loved public radio International program This American Life who have recently leaped into print, Rakoff leaps highest.” -- Entertainment Weekly

“A cannily satirical tour guide.” --  New York Times Book Review

“Delightfully off the map, and in an age of comedic and rhetorical meanness…a model of genuine empathy.” -- Newsday

“If I were to die suddenly while the reading of this book were in my recent memory, I would probably beg to be reincarnated as a bird so that I could eat seed out of David’s hand. I can’t write a more loving review than that.” -- Popmatters

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