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Review: City Room

Editorial Review - - Robert Finn

Full disclosure: I am one of that nationwide brotherhood of folks who cannot get along without the New York Times. Though 450 miles and two states removed from New York City, I still devour the Times as a starving man would devour a hearty meal. It is good news for us Times junkies that Arthur Gelb's recounting of his career at the paper, published to considerable acclaim last year, is now out in ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A loving, extremely guarded memoir of the author's 45 years with the New York Times, from durance vile to managing editor.A son of the Bronx, Gelb appeared in the Times' "raffish, freewheeling" city ... Read full review

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User Review  - askar - LibraryThing

What a disappointment! City Room, Arthur Gelb's autobiography, is like reading about the petty concerns of a shopkeeper ... who just happened to monger newspapers instead of groceries ... a mediocre ... Read full review

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User Review  - bbrad - LibraryThing

Written when the newspaper business was healthy, this NYTimesman's memoir reminds us of what we stand to lose by the daily papers' demise. No more carefully fact-checked investigative reporting. No ... Read full review

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User Review  - kencf0618 - LibraryThing

A thick slice of the American century as seen from a career in NYC journalism, particulary from the environs of the New York Times, this memoir is also a social history of sorts. Full of telling detail. Read full review

City room

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In this fast-paced memoir, former New York Times managing editor Gelb reminisces fondly about his coming of age as a reporter and editor. The story begins in 1944, when Gelb landed a job as a copyboy ... Read full review

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