Let Me Finish

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Harcourt, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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Here, at home inside a Jane Austen novel, I passed my college weekends, carving Sunday roasts and getting the station wagon serviced, explaining the double finesse in bridge, lacing up ice skates, sharing by radio the fall of Paris and the night bombings of London . . . having fallen not just in love but into a family. -from LET ME FINISH

Roger Angell has developed a broad and devoted following through his writings in the New Yorker and as the leading baseball writer of our time. Turning to more personal matters, he has produced a fresh form of auto-biography in this unsentimental look at his early days as a boy growing up in Prohibition-era New York with a remarkable father; a mother, Katherine White, who was a founding editor of the New Yorker; and a famous stepfather, the writer E. B. White. Intimate, funny, and moving portraits form the book's centerpiece as Angell remembers his eccentric relatives, his childhood love of baseball in the time of Ruth and Gehrig and DiMaggio, and his vivid colleagues during his long career as a New Yorker writer and editor. Infused with both pleasure and sadness, Angell's disarming memoir also evokes a sensuous attachment to life's better moments.

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User Review  - Billhotto - Goodreads

Memoir by New Yorker editor and baseball writer. Published 10 years ago, but in a recent Sports Illustrated article Angell is doing okay at 93. Memories are never objective, Angell points out that we ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

The author is clearly an excellent writer with a heritage of writers in the family. There were many good parts to the book and some seemed to drag on. When he wrote about his childhood and family I ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

ROGER ANGELLjoined the New Yorker as senior fiction editor in 1962. He is the author of several celebrated baseball books and a short-story collection, and was the editor of Nothing But You: Love Stories from "The New Yorker." He lives in New York.

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