David Rakoff was the author of the New York Times best-selling books Fraud, Don't Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty. He was a regular writer to This American Life and was a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He died in August 2012, just after finishing this work, at the age of 47.
- Half Empty
- Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never- Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems
- Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
- Fraud: Essays
- The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the Entire Text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish