‘Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel’ by David Rakoff

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I wish I could buy everyone David Rakoff‘s  latest (and sadly last) book:  Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish:  A Novel.  Those of you familiar with David Rakoff’s writing know that for the most of his career, he has been a memoirist similar to David Sedaris.  His latest (and last) book is a departure, a novel  in rhyming couplets written while he was dying of cancer.  I bought the audiobook of it, read by the author (edited by Ira Glass) and completed 13 days before his death, I wanted to hear it how he wanted it to be heard.  I walked all over Manhattan on Christmas Day in 2013, alone, listening to his words in his voice.  I listened to it again today while walking Scraps on Lake Washington Boulevard. It is achingly beautiful. I am not the only one that thinks so, I have collected exerts…

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3 thoughts on “‘Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel’ by David Rakoff

  1. If I could have chosen any blog post of mine for your to highlight, it would be this one over all the others. This audiobook had me crying on the dog walk today, even though I can practically recite it along with him. It is just so absolutely achingly beautiful, tragic and sad, and perfect. He left us with the biggest most lovely gift.

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