New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 23, 2010 - Literary Collections - 624 pages
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The magazine that is the city that is the world

Just in time for its fortieth anniversary, New York magazine presents a stunning collection of some of its best and most influential articles, stories that captured the spectacle, the turbulence, and the cultural realignments of the past four decades.

Covering subjects from “Radical Chic” to Gawker.com, written by some of the country’s most renowned authors, here are works that broke news, perfectly captured the moment, or set trends in motion. In New York Stories, Gloria Steinem (whose Ms. Magazine was introduced in New York) broaches the subject of women’s liberation; Tom Wolfe coins “The Me Decade”; and Steve Fishman piercingly portrays the unwanted martyrdom of the 9/11 widows. Cutting edge features that invented terms like “brat pack” and “grup”; profiles of defining cultural figures including Joe Namath, Truman Capote, and long-shot presidential candidate Bill Clinton; and reports that inspired the acclaimed movies Saturday Night Fever, GoodFellas, and Grey Gardens–all are included in this one-of-a-kind compilation.

The writers who chronicled the times that began with Nixon’s campaign and end with Obama’s are at their best in New York Stories. It’s an irresistible anthology from a magazine that, like the city itself, is still making stars, setting standards, and going strong.


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Contents

MATTERS OF CLASS
2
PETE HAMILL The Revolt of the White Lower Middle Class
47
ADAM STERNBERGH Up with Grups
58
GAEL GREENE How Not to Be Humiliated
74
DEBBIE NATHAN David and His Twentysix Roommates
82
GAIL SHIIEHY The Secret of Grey Gardens
92
MICHAEL WOLFE The Price of Perfection
110
VANESSA GRIGORIADIS Everybody Sucks
120
NORA EPHRON Critics in the World of the Rising Souffl
307
0ltN SIMON The Boo Taboo
321
GEORGE PLIMPTON Youve Been Afraid to Co
331
STEVE FISHMAN The Dead Wives Club or Char in Love
346
0 It I II 8 TE I N II M lifter Black Power Womens Liberation
367
The Issue
374
IIRIEL LEVY Female Chauvinist Pigs
388
EMILY NUSSBIIUM Say Everything
400

IIMMY BRESLIN Namath All Night Long 139
147
OIlN TAYLOR I Hard to Be Rich
165
DAVID B LU M v Ilollywoods Brat Pack
183
SAM AND ER SON The Memory Addict
192
SUSAN B ER MA N Bess Myerson Is One Tough Customer
206
The Death
216
NANCY 0 SALES Woody and Me
234
IIMMY BRESLIN IRun t0WiIl
241
CULTURES SUB AND OTHERWISE
252
NIK CONN Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night 255
273
JAY McINERNEY v The Death of the Idea
284
GARY INDIANA One Brief Scuzzy Moment
297
IUDITII VIOIIST Swapping
416
TOM WOLIII The Me Decade
434
IVIICIIIIIIL DIILY The Crack in the Shield
459
IINTIIONY IIIIDIINGUEST The Headmistress and
477
Mlllill IIICOBSON v The 2000anHour Woman
491
NICHOLRS PILEOOI wiseguy
510
GLORIA STEINEM e In Your lleartYou Know Hes Nixon
535
Who Is This Guy?
549
IOHN HEILEMHNNi The Meme Prisoner
555
IENNIPER SENIOR Dreaming of Obama
562
Acknowledgments 567
569
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