Janet Groth lived the Mad Men experience, minding the magazine and the men who created it for The New Yorker. From a lost Woody Allen to a marriage-proposing John Berryman to a still-lost Woody Allen to an ever-so-shy E.B. White. And more. The Receptionist An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth The girlContinue reading

If Mad Men were set at the offices of a legendary magazine and told from the point of view of the receptionist, it would mirror Janet Groth’s seductive and entertaining look back at her twenty-one years (1957-1978) at The New Yorker. The Receptionist An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth Available soon at Amazon, BarnesContinue reading

August gets a bad rap as the month of withering lawns, miserable heat, and end-of-summer ennui. An article published in Slate actually argued that it should be abolished from the year altogether. Before you start tearing pages out of your calendar, let me remind you that August marks the advent of Fair season, which meansContinue reading

Michele Filgate is the Events Coordinator at RiverRun Books in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She recently made New Hampshire Magazine‘s “It List” for 2010. Michele is a writer and a book critic, and a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She’s written for The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Bookslut, The Quarterly Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, CBSNews.com, TheContinue reading