The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
By Bennett Cerf
(Random House, Hardcover, 9780394478777, 320pp.)
Publication Date: August 1977
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Part of the vanguard of young New York publishers who revolutionized the book business in the 1920s and 30s, Cerf helped usher in publishing's golden age. Cerf was a true personality, whose other pursuits (columnist, anthologist, author, lecturer, radio host, collector of jokes and anecdotes, perennial judge of the Miss America pageant, and panelist on "What's My Line?") helped shape his reputation as a man of boundless energy and enthusiasm and brought unprecedented attention to his company and to his authors. At once a rare behind-the-scenes account of book publishing and a fascinating portrait of four decades worth of legendary authors, from James Joyce and William Faulkner to Ralph Ellison and Eudora Welty, "At Random" is a feast for bibliophiles and anyone who's ever wondered what goes on inside a publishing house.