Here at the New Yorker

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Da Capo Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages
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For over sixty years Brendan Gill has been a contented inmate of the singular institution known as the New Yorker. This affectionate account of the magazine, long known as a home for congenital unemployables, is a celebration of its wards and attendants—William Shawn, Harold Ross's gentle and courtly successor as editor; the incorrigible mischief-maker James Thurber; the two Whites, Katherine and E. B.; John O'Hara, "master of the fancied slight"; and, among a hundred others, Peter Arno, Saul Steinberg, Edmund Wilson, and Lewis Mumford. Brendan Gill has known them all, and by virtue of his virtually total recall, keen eye, and impeccable prose, his diverting portraits of these eccentrics in rage and repose are amply supplied with both dimples and warts. Here at the New Yorker—now updated with a new introduction detailing the reigns of Robert Gottlieb and Tina Brown—is a delightful tour of New York's most glorious madhouse.

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User Review  - Jennifer Heise - Goodreads

I'm one of those who prefer Thurber's portrait to Gill's; Thurber, after all, being less sharp-tongued. Who knows, Gill may have the right of it, but since all the principals are dead, I prefer to give Harold a soupcon of mental charity. Read full review

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User Review  - Al Sirois - Goodreads

For some reason, I have a soft spot in my heart for The New Yorker, particular under the leadership of Harold Ross, who must've been quite a character. I loved, for example, THE YEARS WITH ROSS by ... Read full review

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Brendan Gill (1914–1997) was a staff writer for theNew Yorker for over sixty years. He was the author of over twenty books, including his memoir, Here at the New Yorker (also available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Books Group), three works of fiction, and biographies of Cole Porter, Tallulah Bankhead, and Charles Lindbergh.

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