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David Rakoff
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Language
eng
Summary
In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don't Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you'll never be disappointed. Whether he's taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoff's sharp observations and humorist's flair for the absurd will have you positively reveling in the untapped power of negativity
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Presents a whimsical defense of pessimism that intersperses accounts of the author's own experiences with wry observations on universal absurdities and injustices
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Award
Thurber Prize for American Humor, 2011.
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BT
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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adult
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780385533690
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Specific material designation
optical disk
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5e2d7693-9e44-4252-b51c-0062fae3380d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385533690
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optical disk

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