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FSG’s Galassi comes to my house to muse about (defend?) his house in response to Hothouse:

“The Head of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Reflects on the Company’s Golden Age and Its Seemingly Less-Than-Romantic Present”

 

Please note, as my editor kindly does, that “rise and fall” is a little premature in reference to FSG.

http://statenisland.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/the_book_reader/185727/the-book-reader—hothouse——-my-1980s-and-other-essays-

 
It looks even better in good lighting.

It looks even better in good lighting.

The beautiful endpapers my genius editor insisted we add at the last minute. Don't you want that t-shirt? I'll inquire into size and availability.

The beautiful endpapers my genius editor insisted we add at the last minute. Don’t you want that t-shirt? I’ll inquire into availability.

Five years, one book.