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Let Me Finish (Paperback)

Author:  Roger Angell
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 015603218X
ISBN-13: 9780156032186
Sku: 203297465
Publish Date: 6/1/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  304
Age Range:  NA
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A New Yorker senior editor and leading baseball writer recounts his early years as a child in Prohibition-era New York, his relationships with his parents and stepfather E. B. White, and his interactions with numerous colleagues and sports figures. Reprint. *Author: Angell, Roger *Publication Date: 2007/06/04 *Number of Pages: 304 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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A New Yorker senior editor and leading baseball writer recounts his early years as a child in Prohibition-era New York, his relationships with his parents and stepfather E. B. White, and his interactions with numerous colleagues and sports figures. Reprint.
Widely known as an original and graceful writer, Roger Angell has developed a devoted following through his essays in the New Yorker. Now, in Let Me Finish, a deeply personal, fresh form of autobiography, he takes an unsentimental look at his early days as a boy growing up in Prohibition-era New York with a remarkable father; a mother, Katharine 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 surprising relatives, his early attraction to baseball in the time of Ruth and Gehrig and DiMaggio, and his vivid colleagues during a long career as a New Yorker writer and editor. Infused with pleasure and sadness, Angell’s disarming memoir also evokes an attachment to life’s better moments.

Widely known as an original and graceful writer, Roger Angell has developed a devoted following through his essays in the New Yorker. Now, in Let Me Finish, a deeply personal, fresh form of autobiography, he takes an unsentimental look at his early days as a boy growing up in Prohibition-era New York with a remarkable father; a mother, Katharine 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 surprising relatives, his early attraction to baseball in the time of Ruth and Gehrig and DiMaggio, and his vivid colleagues during a long career as a New Yorker writer and editor. Infused with pleasure and sadness, Angell’s disarming memoir also evokes an attachment to life’s better moments.

A New Yorker senior editor and leading baseball writer recounts his early years as a child in Prohibition-era New York, his relationships with his parents and stepfather E. B. White, and his interactions with numerous colleagues and sports figures. Reprint.
Annotation:
Noted sportswriter and journalist Roger Angell provides a memoir in pieces, many of which derive from his long association with the New Yorker magazine. Others recall his lucky childhood when car trips were the norm, the Chicago World's Fair promised "A Century of Progress," and baseball really was the national pastime, with the New York Yankees in their ascendancy.||Angell's evocative childhood memories are as engaging and vivid as his portraits of his lawyer father Ernest, his mother Katherine Angell White, and his stepfather E.B. White, as well as other somewhat lesser-known but nevertheless eccentric family members. And then there are the tales told out of school about that great magazine, including Angell's take on the founder Harold Ross and the magazine's distinguished editorial presence, William Shawn. Angell is generous and fond of all, and his pieces prove that "life is in the details."
Author Bio
Roger Angell
A 1942 graduate of Harvard, Angell worked for several magazines in the '40s and '50s before becoming a contributor to "The New Yorker", where he has had a long career, eventually becoming a fiction editor. His lyrical, clear-eyed essays on baseball have won him many devotees and a reputation as one of the country's most gifted sportswriters. His year-end holiday poem, in which he rhymes an incredible assortment of notables from the year just past, has become something of a tradition at "The New Yorker".

Praise

"Graceful and deeply felt." 03/01/2006

"[A] thoughtful, often moving series of stories about Angell's own life, written with the same power of observation that makes him such a wonderful baseball writer." - Julie Phillips 06/04/2006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0304
Product attributePublisher:   Harvest Books
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