The Receptionist

The Receptionist

An Education at The New Yorker

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Thanks to a successful interview with the painfully shy E. B. White, a beautiful, 19-year-old, blue-eyed blonde from the cornfields of Iowa lands a job as a receptionist at The New Yorker magazine. There she stays two decades, becoming general all-around factotum watching and registering the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs, and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the 18th floor. Though she dreamed of becoming a writer, she never advanced at the magazine. This memoir of a particular time and place is as much about why that was so as it is about Groth's fascinating relationships with John Berryman, Joseph Mitchell, Muriel Spark, as well as E. J. Kahn, Calvin Trillin, Renata Adler, Peter DeVries, Charles Addams, and many other New Yorker contributors and bohemian denizens of Greenwich Village in its heyday. Eventually, Groth would have to leave The New Yorker in order to find herself.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781622311606
1622311604
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 15 min.)) : digital

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