The Long-Winded Lady (Paperback)

Notes from the New Yorker

By Maeve Brennan

Counterpoint LLC, 9781582435015, 268pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2009

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From 1954 to 1981, Maeve Brennan wrote for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" department under the pen name "The Long-Winded Lady." Her unforgettable sketches--prose snapshots of life in small restaurants, cheap hotels, and crowded streets of Times Square and the Village--together form a timeless, bittersweet tribute to what she called the "most reckless, most ambitious, most confused, most comical, the saddest and coldest and most human of cities." First published in 1969, The Long-Winded Lady is a celebration of one of The New Yorker's finest writers.