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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Take BART to Downtown BART Station & short walk to Zellerbach Hall.
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attended Apr 04 2009

Funny, clever, and really charming event. I expected a reading, but was surprised and pleased by the opportunity for questions and answers. My seats were excellent, and the $10 price reassured me that it's still possible to get out and have fun in...continued

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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2008/speaking/dr.php

Quotes & Highlights

“David Rakoff knows the incantatory power of a story well-told, the art of keeping words aloft like the bubbles in a champagne flute.” —Los Angeles Times

Description

Humorist, essayist, author, actor, and popular contributor to public radio’s This American Life, David Rakoff specializes in skewering a culture of vanity, consumerism, and greed, delving into the frenzied acquiring and spending that often defines our contemporary way of life. Familiar to Cal Performances audiences from his past appearances with David Sedaris and Ira Glass, Rakoff has also written two New York Times bestsellers, Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable, establishing him as one of today’s funniest, most insightful social commentators.

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.