The Editor

For those readers who have loved The Diary of Anne Frank, The Art of French Cooking, and the cookbooks of MFK Fisher, Madhur Jaffrey and a host of others, they have, in large part, one fearless editor to thank: Judith Jones. The story of her rescue of The Diary of Anne Frank from a slush pile at Doubleday was enough to hook me, and the rest of her story kept and held me. The irrepressible Jones made a career for herself in the heyday of publishing, a time ruled largely by men. Franklin's riveting biography takes us through every luscious moment of Jones's career, from New York to Paris and back again, chronicling not only her life, but the rise of publishing itself. Recommended by Kelly

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The Editor: How Publishing Legend Judith Jones Shaped Culture in America By Sara B. Franklin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982134341
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Published: Atria Books - May 28th, 2024

Legendary editor Judith Jones, the woman behind some of the most important authors of the 20th century—including Julia Child, Anne Frank, Edna Lewis, John Updike, and Sylvia Plath—finally gets her due in this intimate biography.

When twenty-five-year-old Judith Jones began working as a secretary at Doubleday’s Paris office in 1949, she spent most of her time wading