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The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker
 
 
Author
Janet Groth.
Publisher Algonquin  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781616201319
Pages/Publication Date 229/2012
Daedalus Item Code 32281
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In 1957, 19-year-old Iowa native Janet Groth landed a job working at The New Yorker's reception desk; she didnít expect to stay long, but stay she did, and for 21 years she had the best seat in the house. In this memoir, Groth reveals how in addition to taking messages, she ran interference for jealous wives checking on adulterous husbands, served as a babysitter and dogsitter, and was seduced, two-timed, and proposed to by a few of the magazineís eccentric luminaries. Along the way she befriended E.B. White, Joseph Mitchell, Muriel Spark, and John Berryman, and witnessed a golden age of American publishing and magazine production.

"An honest and engaging memoir for fans of the magazine and histories of Mad Men-era New York."óLibrary Journal

 
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