Through the eyes of David Rakoff, the world was an expanse of uncertain possibility to be mined for new experiences and unknown pleasures. All you had to do to reap life’s existential bounty was look like you know what you’re doing. Such is the thematic through line of Fraud, his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut collection. In his loosely-defined capacity as a journalist, sort of, he conquered complacency, thwarted disinterest, and eradicated ironic detachment to uncover the little bit of magic that exists unexplored within us all. Throughout his too-short life, David Rakoff found joy in unexpected places, scoffed at all the right people, and shared his unique vision with anyone who would listen. Fraud is a self-deprecating testament to the endurance of his singular, sarcastic wonder.
Join the Stand Up Sit Down Book Club on Monday March 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the cafe at BookPeople to discuss Fraud by David Rakoff and share your own experiences of faking it until you make it, or, at least, faking it until you get really good at faking it. The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month at BookPeople to chat about comedy, comedic literature, and “which animal is funnier: jackal or hyena?”. Come by the cafe on March 30th at 7:00 p.m. to talk about Fraud, and I promise no one will question your credentials.
– Steve(n) W.