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Author Groth, Janet, 1936-
Title The receptionist : an education at the New Yorker / Janet Groth.
Published Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012.
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 Floor4  PN4900.N35 G76 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 229 p. : ill. ; 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Groth, Janet, 1936-
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925) -- Biography.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Receptionists -- Biography.
ISBN 9781616201319
OCLC number 753634663