Making It

Fifty years ago, the New York Review of Books savaged Making It, the 1967 memoir by Norman Podhoretz–and now, amazingly, the New York Review’s book imprint is bringing out a new edition.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Podhoretz explains what his half-century-old book has to say to readers now, whether he was surprised by the offer to republish it, and how he became a neoconservative. He also discusses Commentary magazine, which he edited for many years, and reveals what he thinks of the performance of its current editor: his son, John Podhoretz.

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  1. JR Bohl Member
    JR Bohl
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    Great men aren’t always (perhaps are rarely) GOOD men. I get the feeling from this brief chat that Mr. Podhoretz is both. I am certain I would enjoy meeting him. Thanks.

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  2. BD1 Member
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    “Making It” out of a Norman Mailer party without being stabbed.

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