A new post-humorous collection of his work was released this year, The Uncollected David Rakoff.
I was lucky enough to see David perform at one of the many live shows This American Life has produced over the years. He was wonderful.
The news of the newly published work reminded me of his last performance on stage for This American Life. David was also a trained dancer. Because of his illness he could only use one arm at the time.
He combines grace, power, sadness, and frailty all in one performance.
It is still one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
I started the video at the dancing, but the entire clip is worth watching.