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Joseph Mitchell
Joseph Mitchell came to New York from North Carolina the day after the 1929 stock market crash. After eight years as a reporter and feature writer at various newspapers, he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he remained until his death in 1996 at the age of eighty-seven. His other books... show more
Joseph Mitchell came to New York from North Carolina the day after the 1929 stock market crash. After eight years as a reporter and feature writer at various newspapers, he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he remained until his death in 1996 at the age of eighty-seven. His other books include McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, My Ears Are Bent, Up in the Old Hotel, Old Mr. Flood, and Joe Gould's Secret.
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Birth date: July 27, 1908
Died: May 24, 1996
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 4 years ago
Remember when I read The 40s which was a collection of articles from The New Yorker? Remember how I talked about how this book came into my life because I read an article on the NYPL website that James Spader was currently reading it? Well, from that spawned an untapped obsession with journalism. To...
Edward
Edward rated it 4 years ago
Introduction, by William FiennesAuthor's NoteMcSorley's Wonderful SaloonI--The Old House at Home--Mazie--Hit on the Head with a Cow--Professor Sea Gull--A Spism and a Spasm--Lady Olga--Evening with a Gifted Child--A Sporting Man--The Cave Dwellers--King of the Gypsies--The Gypsy Women--The Deaf-Mute...
Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it 6 years ago
Up in the Old Hotel is the complete collection of Joseph Mitchell's New Yorker journalism and includes McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr. Flood, The Bottom of the Harbour and Joe Gould's Secret. I had to return Up in the Old Hotel to the library before completing the other books, so - for now - ca...
debnance
debnance rated it 8 years ago
I wanted to find a copy of a collection of short stories from the New Yorker about New York. It’s an older book, but it’s not out of print. Nevertheless, I couldn’t find it at any of the bookstores I tried while I was in New York.Instead, a kindly bookseller directed me to this book. It turned out t...
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