GONE by Renata Adler
The Last Days of The New Yorker

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...Gone is so spiteful and full of toothless outrage that Adler's ire resembles that of an old crone wagging her finger and grumbling about "the kids today." For a memoir meant to make up for the gaps and errors in books by fellow New Yorker alums Lillian Ross and Ved Mehta, Gone is not without its share of clunkers...
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A fascinating and sweeping profile of a great magazine captures The New Yorker's last three decades in vivid detail and exposes the truth behind such literary luminaries as Brendan Gill, Calvin Trillin, Hannah Arendt, and Tina Brown, among others.
 

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Renata Adler has had an unrivaled career as a reporter, novelist, and short story writer; intellectual gadfly; and "New Yorker" staffer. Educated at Bryn Mawr, Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Yale Law School, she has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, and the film critic of "The New York Times." The author of prize-winning short stories, a prize-winning novel "(Speedboat), " a number of other highly praised books, and countless admired and controversial articles for "The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, National Review, New Republic, " and other publications, she lives in New York.
 
Published September 20, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Joshua Klein on Mar 29 2017

...Gone is so spiteful and full of toothless outrage that Adler's ire resembles that of an old crone wagging her finger and grumbling about "the kids today." For a memoir meant to make up for the gaps and errors in books by fellow New Yorker alums Lillian Ross and Ved Mehta, Gone is not without its share of clunkers...

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