Books about magazines?
April 19, 2015 9:37 AM   Subscribe

There are a lot of books about the New Yorker (Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker; Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker; Here but Not Here; About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made). What behind-the-scenes, inside baseball books are there about New York , the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the NY Review of Books, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, and other prominent feature-oriented magazines?
posted by Dr. Send to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Here's a list from GoodReads.
posted by Ideefixe at 9:59 AM on April 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

I haven't read it, but here's an excerpt from Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing.
posted by AzraelBrown at 10:15 AM on April 19, 2015

I think there is a book of letters by Harold Ross about setting up the New Yorker and wandering through his own life at the time up to 1945.
posted by parmanparman at 1:48 AM on April 20, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions!
posted by Dr. Send at 7:13 AM on April 24, 2015

Response by poster: In case anyone ends up searching for this topic, here's a list of some of the other books I've come across. The New Yorker definitely wins for most-written-about magazine:

DiGiacomo, Frank. “The Esquire Decade.” (Vanity Fair article)
Draper, Robert. Rolling Stone Magazine: The Uncensored History.
Forde, Kathy Roberts. Literary Journalism on Trial: Masson v. New Yorker and the First Amendment
Gill, Brendan. Here at the New Yorker.
Gingrich, Arnold. Nothing but People: The Early Days at Esquire.
Grant, Jane C. Ross, the New Yorker, and Me.
Kramer, Dale. Ross and the new Yorker.
Kunkel, Thomas. Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker.
Lois, George. Covering the 60s: George Lois, the Esquire Era.
Mahon, Gigi. The Last Days of the New Yorker.
Maier, Thomas. Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power, and Glory of America’s Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It.
Morris, Willie. New York Days (about Harpers)
Navasky, Victor. A Matter of Opinion (about the Nation)
Polsgrove, Carol. It Wasn’t Pretty Folks, But Didn’t We Have Fun? Esquire in the 60s.
Smith, Sarah Harrison. The Fact Checker’s Bible.
Thurber. The years with Ross.
Wilson. Mcclure's magazine and the muckrakers.
posted by Dr. Send at 7:35 AM on July 3, 2015

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