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David Rakoff

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October 31, 2012
I never met David, but I'm reading "Half Empty" in his honour. So proud he's Canadian. A huge loss for our country.
September 02, 2012
I read Don't Get Too Comfortable several years ago. I never knew David, but when I heard he had died, I went on amazon and bought his 2 other books. He wrote that when his therapist died, he grieved for someone who about whom he knew very little. I am a therapist, and I am luckier. I know something of David through his writings. Here I am online again reading about him and seeing him in what are now, timeless, videos. It would be presumptions to say that I "know" David now, but his essays have given me deeper knowledge of myself. I cannot imagine how much those of you who actually knew him in person loved him. Hey......
August 27, 2012
He wrote, he spoke, he shared his soul.
His death, our loss, we dare console?
His ryhme, his words, his voice and wit. How does one even dare to submit homage, a eulogy, a story, a time when listening in and hearing his rhmye was remarkable, breathtaking, laugh-out-loud fun? Thank you, David, for all that you've done.

A TAL Fan
Middletown, Ohio
August 27, 2012
Dear people who also loved David's work, it is not right that he is no more. Thankful though for what he told me via his work. Another David, The Netherlands.
August 24, 2012
We never had the good fortune to meet David, but to read him was, in a very real sense, to meet him. What a wonderful, unique voice the world has lost.

Alice and I are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the Rakoff family.
August 18, 2012
Dear Gina, Vivian, Ruth and Simon, we are so sad to hear of your loss. David was such an amazing person, an incredible writer, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and love and prayers are with you- may God give you peace and strength.
August 16, 2012
Dear Dr. Rakoff,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
August 16, 2012
I did not see you close your eyes,
Or hear your last faint sigh,
I only heard that you were gone,
No time to say goodbye.

I will miss you dearest. Rest in Peace.
August 16, 2012
I remember David from our Camp Gesher days. May his memory be a blessing.
August 14, 2012
David's humor and insight lives on in the printed word. What a gift.

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~In Memory of David Rakoff~

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