Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cool new editor

Jill Abramson is the newly appointed executive editor of the New York Times, a powerful journalist and investigative reporter both revered and feared by her colleagues and her peers.  She is the first woman ever to run the Times.
She has received a publicity blitz in the last few weeks with a profile in the latest issue of The New Yorker, an interview on CBS News and the release of “Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout”, her new book based on a popular online column which she wrote for The Times from July 2009 to May 2010.  It is her account of the first year with a beautiful but demanding golden retriever, called Scout.  Abramson wrote the book after two major events in her life, the death of her dog Buddy, a West Highland Terrier and a near-fatal accident when she was run over by a lorry near Times Square.  The latter incident required months of rehabilitation.  Also, although she has a high-powered career, she confesses the emptiness after the leaving home of her grown children.  All goods reason to acquire a puppy.
I like what I have read about her especially since she is the person who has the last say as to what is printed on the front page of The New York Times and for being such a pushover where dogs are concerned.


Flowerpot said...

Sounds good to me!

Winchester whisperer said...

Wow - what a handsome dog!