David Rakoff, Award-Winning Author, Dead at 47
David Rakoff, an award-winning author best known for his dark humor and cynical outlook on life, passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 47.
Rakoff wrote for The New York Times and Newsweek, among other publications, and his essay collection "Half Empty" won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He also penned the bestselling books "Don't Get Too Comfortable" and "Fraud."