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Week of June 10, 2013

Janet Groth recalls the two decades she spent as a receptionist for The New Yorker in THE RECEPTIONIST: An Education at The New Yorker, a memoir that details the comings and goings, marriages and divorces, scandalous affairs, failures, triumphs and tragedies of the eccentric inhabitants of the 18th floor. During those single-in-the-city years, Groth tried on many identities, but eventually she would have to leave The New Yorker to find her true self .