Perfect Pitch


Let Me Finish

Roger Angell

Harcourt, $25, 293 pp.
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I always feel a frisson of delight at opening a New Yorker and finding a piece by Roger Angell. Favorite essays are still etched in memory-an evocation of the pitcher Vida Blue’s magical rookie season some thirty years ago, an astonishing page-long riff on palindromes, the Christmas poems that never fail to come up with the...

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About the Author

Charles R. Morris, a Commonweal columnist, is the author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown (Public Affairs), among other books, and is a fellow at the Century Foundation.