Life Stories Profiles from the New Yorker

ISBN-10: 0375757511

ISBN-13: 9780375757518

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Remnick

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The New Yorker magazine's writers have been translating human beings into words over a period spanning many decades. This collection of biographical observations begins during the twenties and continues right through to the present day.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.20" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.496

David Remnick was born on October 29, 1958 in Hackensack, N.J. and educated at Princeton University. He began his career at the Washington Post in 1982. In 1992, he became a staff writer for the New Yorker. Remnick's book, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction. The work deals with the last days of the Soviet Union, which Remnick witnessed firsthand as foreign correspondent to Moscow from the Washington Post. Remnick is the author of other works including The Devil Problem (And Other True Stories) published in 1996 and Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia in 1997. His most recent work, King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, was published in 1998.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Mr. Hunter's Grave (George F. Hunter)
Secrets of the Magus (Ricky Jay)
Isadora (Isadora Duncan)
The Soloist (Mikhail Baryshnikov)
Time ... Fortune ... Life ... Luce (Henry Robinson Luce)
Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody (Heloise)
The Mountains of Pi (the Chudnovsky Brothers)
Covering the Cops (Edna Buchanan)
Travels in Georgia (Carol Ruckdeschel)
The Man Who Walks on Air (Philippe Petit)
A House on Gramercy Park (Benjamin Sonnenberg)
How Do You Like It Now, Gentlemen? (Ernest Hemingway)
The Education of a Prince (Prince Michael Alexandrovitch Dmitry Obolensky Romanoff)
White Like Me (Anatole Broyard)
Wunderkind (Floyd Patterson)
Fifteen Years of the Salto Mortale (Johnny Carson)
The Duke in His Domain (Marlon Brando)
A Pryor Love (Richard Pryor)
Gone for Good (Steve Blass)
Lady with a Pencil (Katharine White)
Dealing with Roseanne (Roseanne Barr)
The Coolhunt (Baysie Wightman and DeeDee Gordon)
Man Goes to See a Doctor (Max Grosskurth)
Show Dog (Biff Truesdale)
Forty-one False Starts (David Salle)
The Redemption (George W. Bush)
Gore Without a Script (Al Gore)
Delta Nights (Lucinda Williams)
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