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This Old Man - All in Pieces

Roger Angell

Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for "This Old Man," which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in an informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece. Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, Profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at work, Derek Jeter's departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author's perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues-writers, ballplayers, editors, artists-encountered over the course of a full and generous life. From the Hardcover edition.

Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for "This Old Man," which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in an informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece. Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, Profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at work, Derek Jeter's departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author's perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues-writers, ballplayers, editors, artists-encountered over the course of a full and generous life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Long known for his range and supple prose (he is the only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors' Best Essay award for "This Old Man," which forms a centerpiece for this book. This deeply personal account is a survey of the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in an informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have discovered and shared this classic piece. Angell's fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, Profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it's a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at work, Derek Jeter's departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author's perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues-writers, ballplayers, editors, artists-encountered over the course of a full and generous life. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

10h 28m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:45


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:58


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:41


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:00


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:07


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:52


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:15


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:42


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:55


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:00


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:33


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:32


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:54


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:17


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:49


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:29


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:02


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:25


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:00


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:35