Tag Archives: the New Yorker

Pocket Review: How About Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons by Bob Mankoff

How about Never—Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons Bob Mankoff Henry Holt & Company, 2014 As a geeky, funny, animal-loving, endlessly doodling little kid, I basically had two career choices in mind: Veterinarian or Cartoonist. Soon enough I realized that veterinary studies involved a lot more school than interested me, so I […]


“Six Weeks On the Loose in N.Y.”: Eudora Welty Pitches the New Yorker

Who doesn’t love looking for work? Summoning your brio, shining your shoes, lying awake in bed trying to come up with a better answer to “Why would you be a good fit for this job?” than “I’d be really good at it and I’ll bring cookies to office meetings”—it’s all character-building stuff, right? Yeah, no. […]


Onward and Upward with the Paris Review Daily

An annoying side effect of having grown up with the New Yorker in the house is having those little stock phrases pop up in my mind unprompted. So out of the blue I find myself privately referring to friends on vacation as Far-Flung Correspondents, or when I’m consciously keeping my mouth shut about something it’s […]