Faith Middleton Show: The Late David Rakoff and the Author of New

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David Rakoff reading at Pop!Tech 2008
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Faith Middleton Show: The Late David Rakoff and the Author of New
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Faith Middleton Show: The Late David Rakoff and the Author of New

Today, a previously unaired conversation with the late essayist, and now novelist, David Rakoff on the benefits of pessimism and anxiety.

Rakoff: “I would hope that we could get to the point where it stops being pathologized for someone to have that anxious mental rehearsal where they’re really kind of ruining everybody’s fun with their worried monologue about whether there’s enough oxygen and where are the fire exits and what’s going to happen if it rains?”

It’s a rollicking good talk about the positive side of negative thinking. Tune in.