This old man all in pieces by roger angell roger angell is like an institution among writers and new yorkers writers thats easy because hes been a fiction editor and contributor at the new yorker for decades now new yorkers. This old man all in pieces is above all a series of angells appreciations tucked in these pages are paeans to his late as a boy my father used roger angells baseball pieces in the new yorker magazine as a trojan horse to introduce me to a new way of appreciating the finer things in life and letters. And second in the books title piece this old man all about the pains and problems of growing old and remembering dear ones who are gone but also about the occasional and unexpected joys that come along to surprise you i loved this book and by the way if youve not read angells memoir let me finish dont miss that one either. Roger angell the acclaimed new yorker writer and editor steps up with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged vibrant life whether its a fourth of july in rural maine the opening game of the 2015 world series editorial exchanges with john updike a letter to a son or his award winning essay on aging this old man what links the pieces . Theres much more to the ongoing angell archives a new collection this old man offers bright and ingratiating testimony with full length magazine pieces and haikus personal
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