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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 books 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, Angells disarming memoir also evokes an attachment to lifes better moments.
PRAISE FOR ROGER ANGELL AND LET ME FINISH"One of the most entertaining and gracious prose styles of his gracious generation."—TIME"A lovely book and an honest one . . . it contains truths: about loyalty and love, about work and play, about getting on with the cards that life deals you. Its also a genuinely grown-up book, a rare gem indeed in our pubescent age."—THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
ROGER ANGELL joined the New Yorker as a fiction editor in 1962. He is the author of seven celebrated baseball books, including Game Time: A Baseball Companion. He lives in New York and Maine.

Here, at home inside a Jane Austen novel, I passed my college weekends, carving Sunday roasts and getting the station wagon serviced, explaining the double finesse in bridge, lacing up ice skates, sharing by radio the fall of Paris and the night bombings of London. . . having fallen not just in love but into a family. — fromLet Me Finish

Roger Angell has developed a broad and devoted following through his writings in the New Yorker and as the leading baseball writer of our time. Turning to more personal matters, he has produced a fresh form of autobiography in this 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 unusual relatives, his attachment to baseball in the time of Ruth and Gehrig and the young Joe DiMaggio, and his vivid colleagues during his long career as a New Yorker writer and editor. Infused with pleasure and sadness, Angell's new book offers a fresh view of the insistence of memory. "Like it or not," he writes, "we geezers are not the curators of this unstable repository of trifling or tragic days but only the screenwriters and directors of the latest revival."

About the Author

ROGER ANGELL joined The New Yorker as a fiction editor in 1962. He is the author of seven celebrated baseball books, including Game Time: A Baseball Companion. He lives in New York and Maine.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Introduction  1

Romance  5

Movie ­Kid  21

The King of the ­Forest  29

Twice ­Christmas  52

Early ­Innings  57

Consultation  80

We Are Fam­-­ilee  92

Andy  113

Getting ­There  138

Dry ­Martini  156

Permanent ­Party  165

Ancient ­Mariner  194

La Vie en ­Rose  203

At the Comic Weekly  215

Working ­Types

Oh, ­Christ

Ms. ­Ulysses

G.B.

Here ­Below  257

Jake  272

Hard ­Lines  285

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547541372
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Author:
Angell, Roger
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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