Man in Profile

Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD19154
Released: Jun 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504648936
Narrator/s: Joe Barrett
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From the 1930s to the 1960s, Joseph Mitchell was the voice of New York City through the New Yorker. Readers cherished his intimate sketches of the people who made the city tick, and his literary sensibility and journalistic eye for detail produced a writing style that would inspire New Journalism luminaries such as Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Joan Didion. Then, suddenly, his stories stopped appearing. For thirty years, Mitchell showed up for work but produced nothing. The first full-length biography of Mitchell, Man in Profile pieces together the life of this beloved and enigmatic literary legend and answers the question that has plagued readers and critics for decades: What was Joe Mitchell doing all those years?


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Man in Profile
Product Number: BX00044086
Product Number:Z100099504
Product Number:DD19154

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Author(s): Thomas Kunkel
Narrator(s): Joe Barrett
Product Number Z100099504
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504648875
Author(s): Thomas Kunkel
Product Number EB00557163
Released: Apr 28, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780812997521

Professional reviews

"North Carolina-born Joseph Mitchell, literary lion of THE NEW YORKER magazine, is the subject of an elegant, ambitious, and articulate portrait. Journalist Kunkel explores Mitchell's enigmatic and odd nature along with his interest in colorful New Yorkers. Narrator Joe Barrett's gravelly, expressive voice, which employs subtle characterization, is perfectly matched to the precise and confident prose. This is a thoughtful and sympathetic investigation of a life, seamlessly interweaving Mitchell's youthful, middle, and later years, examining the long periods in which he did not write, only to return to those efforts later with great success. W.A.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"