Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer by A. J. LieblingJust Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer by A. J. Liebling

Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker Writer

byA. J. LieblingIntroduction byDavid Remnick

Paperback | October 5, 2005

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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.

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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Title:Just Enough Liebling: Classic Work by the Legendary New Yorker WriterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 1.7 inPublished:October 5, 2005Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction by David Remnick

At Table in Paris
A Good Appetite
Paris the First
Just Enough Money

The War and After
Letter from Paris, December 22, 1939
Letter from Paris, June 1, 1940
Westbound Tanker
The Foamy Fields
Quest for Mollie
Days with the Daydaybay
The Hounds with Sad Voices

City Life
The Jollity Building
from The Honest Rainmaker

Boxiana
Sugar Ray and the Milling Cove
Ahab and Nemesis
The University of Eighth Avenue
Poet and Pedagogue

The Press
The World of Sport
My Name in Big Letters
Obits
The Man Who Changed the Rules
Death on the One Hand
Harold Ross-The Impresario

The Earl of Louisiana
"Joe Sims, Where the Hell?"
Nothing but a Little Pissant
Blam-Blam-Blam

Epilogue
Paysage de Crépuscule

Editorial Reviews

"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