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Just Enough Liebling

Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer

A. J. Liebling; Introduction by David Remnick

North Point Press

Abbott Joseph Liebling was one of the greatest of all New Yorker writers, a colorful figure who helped set the magazine's urbane tone and style. Just Enough Liebling gathers in one volume the vividest and most enjoyable of his pieces. Charles McGrath (in The New York Times Book Review) praised it as "a judicious sampling-a useful window on Liebling's vast body of writing and a reminder, to those lucky enough to have read him the first time around, of why he was so beloved." Today Liebling is best known as a celebrant of the "sweet science" of boxing, and as a "feeder" who ravishes the reader with his descriptions of food and wine. But as David Remnick observes in his fond and insightful introduction, Liebling is "boundlessly curious, a listener, a boulevardier, a man of appetites and sympathy"-and a writer who, with his great friend and colleague Joseph Mitchell, deftly traversed the boundaries between reporting and storytelling, between news and art.

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"To read A. J. Liebling now is an unbearable pleasure." -David Thomson, The Nation

"Liebling's great ability was to not care or be concerned about what other people thought . . . He followed only the arc of his own curiosity through events."--Lee Siegel, Harper's

"Rereading A. J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were." --Russell Baker, The New York Review of Books

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  • A. J. Liebling; Introduction by David Remnick

  • A. J. Liebling, born October 18, 1904, joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1935 and contributed innumerable articles before his death in 1963.
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Just Enough Liebling

Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer

A. J. Liebling; Introduction by David Remnick

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