A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles has ratings and 10 reviews. James said: You know how sometimes you hear that a musician or band that you like. In this unique book, John McPhee takes us into the world of several fascinating people. His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters lives. Get this from a library! A roomful of Hovings and other profiles. [John McPhee] — Profiles include: Thomas P.F. Hoving, art historian, sometime political influence.

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It could be that I enjoy how he usually inserts his own personal details into his later yovings. Paperback with this cover. And Fielding has flashbacks!

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He can really put down his thoughts. A Roomful of Hovings and Other Profiles. The title essay on longtime Director of the Met, Thomas Hoving, and a second on Temple Fielding, international bon vivant who’s all style and no substance, make for incredible diversions.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorkerwhere he has been a staff writer since He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Set up a giveaway. Fellows in Africa 4. As I read through it, I continually found myself making mental lists of all the people I wanted to lend this book to afterwards – not every essay for everyone, but the first one for Bill, the second for Jessica, the third for Bill and Jessica, the fourth for Brad and Reed, etc.


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You know how sometimes hlvings hear that a musician or band that you like, is releasing an acoustic, or rarities, or demo album, and you get excited for it’s release, but it always falls flat? His inimitable style reveals the intricate details of his characters lives. Get to Know Us. Burns rated it it was ok Jul 13, Want to Read saving….

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McPhee is my favorite author. And here are five profiles that prove it. Sign In Register Help Cart. A man who defined himself by his outward appearance, is described by a detailed list of his personal possessions. Published May 1st by Farrar, Straus and Giroux first published Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Write a customer review. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Farrar Straus Giroux, Certainly a good collection of personal profiles, I just didn’t find them as compelling as most of his later work. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Showing best matches Show all copies. Five profiles make up John McPhee’s fifth book: I suppose it’s just the style that was used in magazine writing at the time, which McPhee of course helped to change. McPhee was so much more personally involved in the Hoving essay than usual – he is often involved the actual story, but in this case he seemed to be involved in the background of the story.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to “Bart, all the best – John” on the half-title verso, and signed “John McPhee” on the title-page; on the basis of other copies we have handled, the recipient was the author’s friend Bart Britton. Eric rated it it was amazing Oct 14, English Choose a language for shopping. Bookplate of Bob and Edna Townsend is affixed to the front pastedown.

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