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You Were Never in Chicago

Steinberg, Neil (Book - 2013 )
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"In 1952 the New Yorker published a three-part essay by A.J. Liebling in which he dubbed Chicago 'the Second City.' From garbage collection to the skyline, nothing escaped Liebling's withering gaze. Among the outraged responses from Chicago residents was one that Liebling described as the apotheosis of such criticism: a postcard that read, simply, 'You were never in Chicago.' Neil Steinberg has lived in and around Chicago for more than three decades--ever since he left his hometown of Berea, Ohio, to attend Northwestern University--yet he remains fascinated by the dynamics captured in Liebling's anecdote. In You Were Never in Chicago Steinberg weaves the story of his own coming-of-age as a young outsider who made his way into the inner circles and upper levels of Chicago journalism with a nuanced portrait of the city that will surprise even lifelong residents"--From publisher description.
Authors: Steinberg, Neil
Title: You were never in Chicago
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : University of Chicago Press, c2013.
Characteristics: 247 pages ;,24 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Manus manum lavat
"God, I am in Chicago"
"A tolerance for rubes"
"Give her my regards"
"Your show of shows"
"I'll get you a judge"
In the sleeping room
"How long is it supposed to last?"
Annals of the paper tube trade
"A byutafl day in the palka"
"You gave the money away?"
A visit from the angel nacht
"A lot of broken hearts"
Driving with Ed McElroy
"Gee, ya think?"
The city in fog.
Summary: "In 1952 the New Yorker published a three-part essay by A.J. Liebling in which he dubbed Chicago 'the Second City.' From garbage collection to the skyline, nothing escaped Liebling's withering gaze. Among the outraged responses from Chicago residents was one that Liebling described as the apotheosis of such criticism: a postcard that read, simply, 'You were never in Chicago.' Neil Steinberg has lived in and around Chicago for more than three decades--ever since he left his hometown of Berea, Ohio, to attend Northwestern University--yet he remains fascinated by the dynamics captured in Liebling's anecdote. In You Were Never in Chicago Steinberg weaves the story of his own coming-of-age as a young outsider who made his way into the inner circles and upper levels of Chicago journalism with a nuanced portrait of the city that will surprise even lifelong residents"--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9780226104157
0226772055
9780226772059
Statement of Responsibility: Neil Steinberg
Subject Headings: Chicago (Ill.) Miscellanea. Journalists Illinois Chicago Biography. Steinberg, Neil.
Topical Term: Journalists
LCCN: 2012019395
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Steinberg weaves the story of his own coming-of-age as a young outsider who made his way into the inner circles and upper levels of Chicago journalism with a nuanced portrait of the city that will surprise even lifelong residents.


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