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Avid Reader - A Life

Robert Gottlieb

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A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his time 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 Carré, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton--not to mention Bruno Bettelheim and Miss Piggy. In 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, anthologizing, 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. Robert Gottlieb photographed by Jill Krementz at his desk in his office at Knopf on September 26, 1972; all rights reserved.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 55m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:04


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:16


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:10


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:44


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:16


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:45


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:39


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:05


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:47


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:45


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

00:33