Dec 14, 10
Read in December, 2010
David Rakoff is very witty and incredibly intelligent. The book had me laughing out loud at several points, which takes a lot for a book to do. His work also creates a strong argument for the idea that the larger your vocabulary is, the more humor you can divine. That said, the segments in which he is more genuinely outraged and has more substantive things to be more genuinely outraged about are far more interesting than his criticisms of the elitist excesses he chooses to involve himself in so regularly. I wish the essays had showcased a little bit more variety, but perhaps that it was makes it cohesive. This is probably a book better nibbled on over time rather than gobbled down quickly all at once (as I did). But I would quickly recommend him to others - a fun, enjoyable read.