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The receptionist : an education at the New Yorker

Author: Janet Groth
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the author's career as a receptionist at the prestigious New Yorker magazine, recounting her relationships with famous poets, essayists, and playwrights, and chronicling the behind-the-scenes affairs of the magazine and its staff.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Janet Groth; Janet Groth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Groth
ISBN: 9781616201319 1616201312
OCLC Number: 753634663
Description: viii, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction, or, Jack spills the beans --
Homage to Mr. Berryman --
On writing, not writing, and lunching with Joe --
Remembering Muriel --
Rough passage through the New Yorker Art Department --
Party girl --
Back on reception --
Fritz --
Intermezzo --
Fritz, the denouement --
A world awry --
A new roommate --
Greece : the journey out --
Greece : the journey in --
Changing --
A Renaissance man --
Mr. Right at last --
What the receptionist received.
Responsibility: Janet Groth.

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Describes the author's career as a receptionist at the prestigious New Yorker magazine, recounting her relationships with famous poets, essayists, and playwrights, and chronicling the behind-the-scenes affairs of the magazine and its staff.

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

by desertmother61 (WorldCat user published 2012-09-20) Excellent Permalink

I was very intrigued by the title as I, too, am a Midwesterner, a university educated "career" receptionist who has lucked out and worked in several glamour fields. Plus I'm also a longtime reader of the New Yorker...
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