In the land of men : a memoir / Adrienne Miller.
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- ISBN: 9780062682413
- ISBN: 0062682415
- ISBN: 9780062682420
- ISBN: 0062682423
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2020.
"At twenty-two, a naïve Midwesterner, Adrienne Miller got a lucky break when she was hired as an editorial assistant at GQ. The mid-nineties were still the golden age of print journalism, and a publication like GQ then seemed the red-hot center of the literary world, even if their sensibilities were manifestly mid-century-the martinis, the male egos, and the unquestioned authority of kings. Still, Adrienne learned to hold her own in a man's world, and three years later she forged her own path, becoming the first woman to hold the role of literary editor at Esquire. She was at Esquire during a unique moment in history that simultaneously saw the last days of the old guard of literary titans, and the rise of a new movement, as exemplified by David Foster Wallace, who would become her closest friend, confidant-and antagonist. Here is the untold story of an intellectual and artistic exchange that grew into a highly charged relationship, and Miller presents a candid portrait of the mercurial man behind the spotlight. It is also an account of the guarded literary world, which asks the question: How does a young woman fit into this culture and at what cost? With wit and deep intelligence, Miller presents a moving portrayal of a young woman's education in a land of men"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
Miller chronicles her infiltration of two men's magazines: GQ, as an editorial assistant right after college, then Esquire, where she was fiction and literary editor, 1997â2006. Miller's description of New York City as perceived by her young, fresh-from-Ohio self is funny and shrewd, and her sensibility snaps into focus when she describes her obsession, at 13, with the movie Amadeus, which made her "ravenous" for knowledge and understanding and appreciative of mastery. Miller offers a keen and caustic take on the literary universe at a crossroads as the reigning giants, all male, were challenged by Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace, and as magazines began to be undermined by the first exploratory trickles of the impending digital flood. Her musings on the "psychologically intimate work of an editor are enlightening; her passages recounting blatant and insidious sexism are bracing, and her disclosures about her relationship with Wallace are cathartic. Miller's love for language and faith in the power of art deepen this finely composed, forthright, witty, and involving memoir of one woman's triumph in the competitive literary cosmos. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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