February 2, 2002

Letters from the Editor: The New Yorker's Harold Ross

Too much is made, perhaps, of this band of NY humor writers, but these letters are lots of fun. Ross's short notes and letters were dandies -- witty, charming, effective. The collection is nicely edited as well, offering us just enough guidance to know who the players were without erecting a barrier of pedantry. A good reminder that the game's supposed to be fun, damnit.