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David Rakoff

Canadian-born American writer of prose and poetry

Died when: 47 years 256 days (572 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


David Rakoff

David Benjamin Rakoff (November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012) was a Canadian-born American writer of prose and poetry based in New York City, who wrote humorous and sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays.

Rakoff was an essayist, journalist, and actor, and a regular contributor to WBEZ's This American Life.Rakoff described himself as a "New York writer" who also happened to be a "Canadian writer", a "mega Jewish writer", a "gay writer", and an "East Asian Studies major who has forgotten most of his Japanese" writer.

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