THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN by Edward Anthony


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The author, former publisher of Collier's and the Woman's Home Companion, has written a light, anecdotal autobiography in which more famous names are mentioned per square inch of page than in probably any other similar book on the market. Actually, this is to be expected, for in Mr. Anthony's busy life as a journalist, author, editor, screen writer, public relations consultant, and publisher, meeting and becoming the friend of many noted persons has been something of a necessity. Mr. Anthony's life is an American success story. He was born of immigrant parents in very humble circumstances. His early years were spent in the streets of New York. He was, what we call today, a juvenile delinquent, for he took part in gang wars and street chases, and was hauled before the judge at least three times. But he grew out of that. An interest in writing and publicity directed him toward the newspaper, book and magazine world, and there Mr. Anthony has gone up the ladder about as far as anyone could go. His anecdotes are myriad, and his stories that cover the last forty years give colorful personal glimpses of recent history which will make pleasant and evocative reading for those who have lived through the same times.

Pub Date: March 3rd, 1960
Publisher: Doubleday