Savvy, funny Remnick finds his spot

Kerwin, Ann Marie
March 2000
Advertising Age;3/13/2000, Vol. 71 Issue 11, special section ps22
Trade Publication
This article profiles David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker periodical. Remnick has been chosen as Advertising Age's 1999 Editor of the Year. Remnick does not like to talk about himself. He subverts any attempt at self-promotion with deprecating remarks. For instance, a story he tells about the first time something he wrote appeared in The New Yorker goes like this: He was a young Washington Post intern sent to cover a Miss America contest event. The short story he filed about it included a line about how one of the contestants ended her dance routine with hips akimbo. Hips, New Yorker editor Remnick explains about young intern Remnick's mistake, cannot be akimbo, only limbs. His first appearance in the weekly came about from a mistake. After Remnick's internship ended, he traveled to Japan to teach English.


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