David Rakoff is the author of the books Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable. His next book, Half Empty, will be published in Fall of 2010. A two-time recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for Humor, David’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Wired, GQ, Gourmet, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, among others. David has appeared numerous times on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Daily Show with Jon Stuart. He can seen in the movies Capote (fleetingly) and Strangers With Candy (fleetingly; mutely). He also wrote the screenplay adaptation for, and acts in Joachim Back’s film, The New Tenants, which has just been nominated for the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.