By Wendy Werris

ISBN-10: 078671817X

ISBN-13: 9780786718177

Little did Wendy Werris think that once she started a temp activity at a Hollywood book place in 1970 at age nineteen, she had launched into a thirty-five yr occupation that will stretch right into a trip of self-discovery and literary enlightenment. In An Alphabetical existence, Werris displays upon how she got here to include the ebook tradition as her singular manner of being on this planet. Her profession begun whilst the booklet company was once performed amid an environment of civility and wry humor, and her memoir captures the essence of this time and the folks she met alongside the best way. The demanding situations she confronted, in what was once then a male-dominated undefined, also are mentioned — fairly in 1976 while she was once one among in basic terms ladies repping books within the complete state. In describing the hilarious, eccentric characters that have been her colleagues, enthusiasts, and companions in crime, the essence of retail bookselling comes alive. one of the figures she profiles are Henry Robbins, editor of the area in response to Garp; Alan Kahn, then of Pickwick bookstore in la, now President of Barnes and Noble Publishing; and plenty of nice and noteworthy retail bookbuyers and authors.

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