After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff took a job as assistant to the storied literary agent forJ.d. salinger. Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.
“Like a literary The Devil Wears Prada, this is the story of Joanna Rakoff’s first job in publishing in the ’80s, for the New York agency that represents J.D. Salinger. It’s a peek into old-fashioned publishing: wood-panelled offices, long liquid lunches and a pure love of books. But it’s the added element of a burgeoning yuppie romance (think St. Elmo’s Fire) that makes it an irresistible read.” – Harper’s Bazaar+ More... - Less...
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