David Rakoff on Half Empty

Monday, October 11, 2010

David Rakoff, writer at large for GQ and regular contributor to This American Life, defends pessimism. His new book Half Empty includes reporting and personal essays, and examines the realities of our ever-optimistic culture to find that, most of the time, the best is not yet to come and dreams don’t come true.


David Rakoff

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stuart from nyc

Was the blurb for this segment a sly reference This American Life's host Ira Glass (i.e.: "David Rakoff explains the benefits of seeing the Glass half empty")?

Oct. 11 2010 10:46 AM

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