The New Yorker April 23 & 30, 2001. Jonathan Franzen, Desmond Barry, Margaret Atwood, Nicholson Baker, John Updike, Lorrie Moore.

The New Yorker April 23 & 30, 2001

Softcover, New York: 2001. Very Good+. Complete issue of The New Yorker dated April 23 & 30, 2001. SIGNED by Jonathan Franzen in blue ink on page 153, the page of his contribution "Boxing Days." This issue features a section called First Jobs in which authors write about their first ever jobs. Franzen's was helping an older couple run a small export business from their dingy basement in St. Louis. He boxed up the stuff they mailed out. I wonder if the older couple he worked for gave him the idea for Alfred and Enid in The Corrections? Other authors writing about their first jobs are Margaret Atwood, Nicholson Baker, John Updike, and Lorrie Moore. Fiction piece by Desmond Barry. Cover by Art Spiegelman. Protected in plastic. Ships same or next business day. ; Signed by Author. [Item #66393]

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