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Friday, August 10, 2012

Just A Quick Note To Mourn The Passing Of David Rakoff (1964 - 2012), The Smoothest Voice In Public Radio. His Wit, Humor And Tounge In Cheek Self Deprecating Manner Will Sorely Be Missed. Status: Loss.

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I just heard on NPR this afternoon that David Rakoff - noted author and amazing writer / speaker - was lost to the cancer that he'd been at odds with for a large portion of his life. Read more here.
David Rakoff was quite prolific on NPR and if you're going to be browsing around the web for a while you should listen to some of his essays, like this one - one of my favorites - which I think is a great introduction to him and his work if you've never heard of him.

2 comments:

  1. Really sad. He was an amazing guy with a truly talented and remarkable voice. I hope that somehow, we will see the end of cancer in our lifetime. It just keeps taking remarkable souls away.

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  2. I'm sure that you've already heard it but just in case, the This American Life episode about him this week was really amazing and poignant:

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/472/our-friend-david

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