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The Resource My mistake, Daniel Menaker

My mistake, Daniel Menaker

Label
My mistake
Title
My mistake
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Menaker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Daniel Menaker started as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. With luck, hard work, and the support of William Maxwell, he was eventually promoted to editor. Never beloved by William Shawn, he was advised early on to find a position elsewhere; he stayed for another twenty-six years. Now Menaker brings us a new view of life in that wonderfully strange place and beyond, throughout his more than forty years working to celebrate language and good writing. In My Mistake Menaker tells his own story, too--with irrepressible style and honesty--of a life plowing through often difficult, nearly always difficult-to-read, situations. Haunted by a self-doubt sharpened by his role in his brother's unexpected death, he offers wry, hilarious observations on publishing, child-rearing, parent-losing, and the writing life. But as the years pass, we witness something far beyond the incidental: a moving, thoughtful meditation on years well lived, well read, and well spent. Full of mistakes, perhaps. But full of effort, full of accomplishment, full of life"--
Summary
Daniel Menaker started as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. With luck, hard work, and the support of William Maxwell, he was eventually promoted to editor. Never beloved by William Shawn, he was advised early on to find a position elsewhere; he stayed for another twenty-four years
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231391
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Menaker, Daniel
Dewey number
070.41092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Menaker, Daniel
  • Book editors
  • Editors
  • Biography & autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Target audience
adult
Label
My mistake, Daniel Menaker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051614811
Extent
234 pages 22 cm.
Isbn
9780547794235
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019213
System control number
(OCoLC)823010649
Label
My mistake, Daniel Menaker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051614811
Extent
234 pages 22 cm.
Isbn
9780547794235
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019213
System control number
(OCoLC)823010649

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