The Art of SETH David Rakoff Book Cover

If you happen to live anywhere near Toronto, Ontario, Canada then, over the next few weeks, you need to swing by a magical place called “The Beguiling Books & Art” Store. Our good friend Seth, cartoonist extraordinaire, is having a major art exhibit with all of the original artwork from the recently released novel: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff (Doubleday Books). It's a gorgeous collection of portraits and incidental works, including the very lovely color painting that Chip Kidd used to design the book’s cover (shown down below).

The artwork will hang through the month of September. We hope you get a chance to see it. For more INFO, Click Here!

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Cover David Rakoff LOVE DISHONOR MARRY DIE PERISH Novel Chip kidd design


The New Yorker Magazine Book Review David Rakoff

Oh hell yeah, we’re really happy to report that David Rakoff’s new book, “LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH: A NOVEL” (Doubleday), is still getting a ton of well-deserved attention. Like, just a few days ago, over at the NEW YORKER Magazine Website, the book received a very excellent and (we have to confess) EXTREMELY VERY well-written Book Review by Alexandra Schwartz.

Their main focus in that article talks a lot about the special writing style used by Rakoff. The book is written in a very unique prose and it’s really great that they discuss that issue with such clarity. It’s very cool, stop what you’re doing and check it out right now, just CLICK HERE!


David Rakoff Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish Book

Ken Krimstein, a Book Reviewer over at the Official CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper Website, just finished posting a very well-written Book Review for David Rakoff’s new book, ”Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). It’s short and extremely precise, but that’s great because it gets right to the point and also evokes the essence of the book (the way the book feels) in an extremely interesting way. So, if you have been thinking about reading this new novel (Yes, it’s out right now) then please give the review a quick read. You will get some great insight, just CLICK HERE!


Cartoonist SETH Artwork New David Rakoff Book

Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic Artist… no matter how you say it, the artwork of SETH is pretty amazing! Over at the NATIONAL POST Website they recently conducted a pretty damn interesting interview with the Artist. He mostly talks about his experience of working with Chip Kidd on David Rakoff’s latest book, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Knopf Doubleday) and how he balanced the ethics of drawing art for an Author who has, sadly, passed away during the publishing process.

The article shares some great insight into Seth’s art and you’re gonna love reading it, just CLICK HERE!


New York Times Book Review - David Rakoff Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

We’re really proud to announce that a few days ago, in the BOOKS OF THE TIMES section of the New York Times, a Journalist named Janet Maslin wrote a very excellent book review for David Rakoff’s latest novel titled, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday, Cover designed by Chip Kidd).

Now, this book has been getting reviewed quite a bit (Yeah!) but the thing that is interesting about this one is that the main focus is on the “writing style” of the book, what Janet Maslin called, “poetic tempo”. You see, this whole novel was written in verse, sort of like a poem. She explains the whole process very well and in a unique way. So, please give it a quick read, just CLICK HERE!

Quick Side Note:
While visiting the NYT website to read the review, please take notice of the VIDEO they embedded on the left side of their site, it’s really good!

680 News - David Rakoff's Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish a Novel Book

Here’s a quick to post to introduce and share a wonderful book review (and assessment of the Author) for David Rakoff’s new book, "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish" (Doubleday). The book is out now and this article was recently published at the 680 NEWS website. It was written by Cassandra Szklarski, a Member of the Canadian Press. Like we said earlier, she not only covers the book in great detail but she also conducted a small interview with Ira Glass (NPR – This American Life) about the life and work of David Rakoff. Good job Cassandra & Thank You.

Readers, you can check out this awesome Book Review by clicking RIGHT HERE!

David Rakoff BOOK REVIEW Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish


Here’s a quick shout-out for another wonderful Book Review for David Rakoff’s new novel, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). We are all so very proud of the attention this book keeps getting, it’s so awesome! Like, here’s a great example. Rrecently, over at the OC WEEKLY Website (An Independent Newspaper in Orange County, California) they have a Writer named Andrew Tonkovich who wrote a very excellent review for this book. It’s precise, witty, well-thought out, clear, and it’s no surprise as Andrew hosts the Wednesday night literary arts program, Bibliocracy Radio, on KPFK 90.7 FM in Southern California. So, this guy is super-serious about books!

Please CLICK HERE to read the latest David Rakoff Book Review! (Thanks Andrew)


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

In a recent post over at the official blog for the New Orleans University Public Radio Station (89.9 WWNO) Heller McAlpin wrote a very heart-felt, lovely and well thought out, Book Review for David Radkoff’s latest book titled,Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel (Doubleday).

This book is out now and should be on everyone’s current reading list. Hey, if you CLICK HERE and read the review, you’ll agree :)


David Rakoff Book Interview on The Faith Middleton Radio Podcast

YOUR PUBLIC MEDIA recently posted a previously unaired conversation that Faith Middleton had with the late essayist, and now novelist, David Rakoff on the benefits of pessimism and anxiety. They discuss some of his previous books, essays, and also cover his new book, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel” (Doubleday, Published June 16th, 2013, Cover & Interior Design by Chip Kidd).

"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?" – David Rakoff

Here’s the original audio & it's a rollicking good talk about the positive side of negative thinking. Tune in, and Listen:

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David Rakoff Book - Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

In a recent interview on The Leonard Lopate Show (WNYC Radio) Ira Glass, from THIS AMERICAN LIFE (NPR), spoke about his collaboration with Author David Rakoff on creating the Audiobook for Rakoff’s brand-new book titled: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Doubleday). Of course the regular format of the book is being released today, July 16th, and has already received a ton of praise and great book reviews. Please be sure to look for it on your next visit of your favorite bookstore. You’ll be glad you did. (We also want to mention that Chip Kidd designed this book’s cover and contents).

The audio we have here is the interview with Ira Glass. He was interviewed by Guest Host, Martha Plimpton. She did an amazing job and they both covered the book, and David’s life, extremely well. Please give it a quick listen!