The Receptionist by Janet Groth audiobook

The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker

By Janet Groth
Read by Susanna Burney

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781616201319
7.20 Hours Unabridged
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From the longtime office factotum of New Yorker comes a memoir about life at the famous magazine. The author was just 19 years old and fresh from the Midwest when she was hired, and she stayed 20 years before realizing she had to leave to find herse

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Summary

Summary

From the longtime office factotum of New Yorker comes a memoir about life at the famous magazine. The author was just 19 years old and fresh from the Midwest when she was hired, and she stayed 20 years before realizing she had to leave to find herse

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Revelatory…Deeply reflective…Groth chronicles the many dazzling personalities whose lives touched, and moved, hers.” Publishers Weekly
“This is not a juicy tell-all—Groth remained an outsider as much as she was an insider at the magazine throughout her tenure, and legendary editor William Shawn stays a shadowy figure on the floor above throughout the book. Instead, she paints a picture of a naive Midwesterner with a mane of thick blond hair coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s, experiencing the era’s turbulent politics and sexual revolution, all from behind the receptionist desk.” Associated Press
“A literate, revelatory examination of self.” Boston Globe
“Groth’s collected the sort of gossipy anecdotes that would have you hanging on her every word at a literary cocktail party.” Entertainment Weekly
“An evocative memoir.” People

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Author

Author Bio: Janet Groth

Author Bio: Janet Groth

Janet Groth, Emeritus Professor of English at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, has also taught at Vassar, Brooklyn College, the University of Cincinnati, and Columbia. She was a Fulbright lecturer in Norway and a visiting fellow at Yale and is the author of Edmund Wilson: A Critic for Our Time (for which she won the NEMLA Book Award) and coauthor of Critic in Love: A Romantic Biography of Edmund Wilson. She lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English