About Town by Ben Yagoda
The New Yorker and The World It Made (First Edition)

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For more than seven decades, The New Yorker has been the embodiment of urban sophistication and literary accomplishment, the magazine where the best work of virtually every prose giant of the century first appeared. With all the authority and elegance such a subject demands, Yagoda tells the fascinating story of the tiny journal that grew into a literary enterprise of epic proportions. Incorporating interviews with more than fifty former and current New Yorker writers, including the late Joseph Mitchell, Roger Angell, Pauline Kael, Calvin Trillin, and Ann Beattie, Yagoda is also the first author to make extensive use of The New Yorker's archives. About Town penetrates the inner workings of The New Yorker as no other book has done, opening a window on a lost age.
 

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Ben Yagoda is the author of "About Town: The New Yorker aBen Yagoda is the author of "About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made", a "New York Times" Notable Book of thnd the World It Made", a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year, and "Will Rogers". He is coeditor, with Kevin Kerrane Year, and "Will Rogers". He is coeditor, with Kevin Kerrane, of "The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Je, of "The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism", and has written for The "New York Times Magazineournalism", and has written for The "New York Times Magazine", "The American Scholar", "Esquire", and many other publica", "The American Scholar", "Esquire", and many other publications. Yagoda directs the journalism department at the Univetions. Yagoda directs the journalism department at the University of Delaware, where he teaches nonfiction writing. He lrsity of Delaware, where he teaches nonfiction writing. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two daugives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two daughters. hters.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Charles Scribner's Sons. 496 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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the magazine’s widely remarked decline under Shawn’s successors, Robert Gottlieb and Tina Brown, was inevitable, because the weight of its reputation for setting standards for American style —proved to be too much for a weekly magazine to bear.— Yagoda is a fast man with a superlative, and nearly...

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