Our Second Clinton Story

June 29th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

As noted previously, we have very little to add to the Clinton story (how rare that the mainstream media covers our territory with such thoroughness). Our previous analysis remains unchanged, though we might add an extra adjective before “a lot.” But that won’t stop us from sharing our delight with The Globe and Mail’s profile of editor, Robert Gottlieb. Sure, he whipped Bill’s book into shape, but for us, there is something that seems almost…earth shatttering…about the fact that Gottlieb was editing Joseph Heller at the tender age of 24. Perhaps it’s because at that age, we were still trying to figure out what we wanted to be when we grew up. We have recently settled on a career, but it’s rather slow going at the moment. The profile tells the story of a world of editing long past, and, we think, an editor who may very well be the last of a special breed.

File Under: Publishers and Editors