Book Reviews of Life Stories : Profiles from The New Yorker (Life Stories)

Life Stories : Profiles from The New Yorker (Life Stories)
Life Stories Profiles from The New Yorker - Life Stories
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ISBN-13: 9780375409523
ISBN-10: 0375409521
Publication Date: 2/29/2000
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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I offered this book on PBS, so I probably should praise it, but the truth is, it's awful. In fact, I gave up on about the fourth tape.

I managed (with great difficulty) to get through part of the article on Richard Pryor but the vulgar language made me stop.

The article on Ernest Hemingway was the most boring and meaningless piece of tripe I've ever read.

The short article on Katharine White was okay, but nothing special and actually more about the writer than her subject.

The article on Mr. Hunter's Grave, which was a 'non celebrity' piece, was overly long and exceedingly dull, with very poor narration.

That's when I decided life is too short to spend listening to books like this. If this is the best The New Yorker can do, it's no wonder I don't subscribe!