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    Robert Gottlieb(Author)

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After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left to run Alfred A. Knopf a dozen years later, he was the editor in chief, having discovered and edited Catch-22 and The American Way of Death, among other bestsellers. At Knopf, Gottlieb edited an astonishing list of authors, including Toni Morrison, John Cheever, Doris Lessing, John le Carre, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton - not to mention Bruno Bettelheim and Miss Piggy. ln Avid Reader, Gottlieb writes with wit and candor about succeeding William Shawn as the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine. Sixty years after joining Simon and Schuster, Gottlieb is still at it - editing, anthologising, and, to his surprise, writing. But this account of a life founded upon reading is about more than the arc of a singular career - one that also includes a lifelong involvement with the world of dance. It's about transcendent friendships and collaborations, elective affinities" and family, psychoanalysis and Bakelite purses, the alchemical relationship between writer and editor, the glory days of publishing, and always the sheer exhilaration of work.

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  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Robert Gottlieb(Author)
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Printing. edition (13 Oct. 2016)
  • English
  • 7
  • Biography

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  • By lady blue on 16 November 2016

    Robert Gottlieb kind of fell into publishing in his 20’s. From there he carved out a valiant career as editor and publisher with two of the most renowned publishing houses of the time and then on to the venerable “The New Yorker” magazine.Gottleib’s reminiscences are insightful, sometimes amusing, certainly interesting to anyone who reads and loves books, and ultimately entertaining.I thought I was an avid reader until I read this book. It turns out I am not even close since there are so many books and authors mentioned therein that I have never even heard of, never mind read, in which case perhaps it is not my place to have anything more to say on the matter except that I found his memoir interesting and enjoyable.


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