Ira Glass on David Rakoff's Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

David Rakoff died last August at the age of 47. But wrote a novel—in rhyming iambic pentameter—in his last years, called Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, to be published July 16. Ira Glass, executive producer and host of This American Life, which David Rakoff contributed to, and who recorded Rakoff's audiobook reading of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, joins us to talk about his life and final work.


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Comments [6]


Holy moly, give Martha Plimpton a regular slot. She rules.

Jul. 11 2013 12:23 PM
Jason from Nashville, TN

Excellent interview. Thanks Martha!

Jul. 10 2013 03:36 PM

Agree with John from Bushwick...martha plimpton rocks as guest host

Jul. 10 2013 01:19 PM
John Drewniany from Bushwick

Martha Plimpton= best guest host ever.

Jul. 10 2013 12:34 PM
Franck Lazare from New Jersey

Novels in verse are a genre of Young Adult Novels.

Jul. 10 2013 12:31 PM

I was totally blown away by Rakoff's story of correspondence between Gregor Samsa and Dr. Seuss.

Jul. 10 2013 11:32 AM

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