Lotsa laffs at last night’s book launch forEdward Sorel’
s Profusely Illustrated
(published by Knopf) at the Century Association, just a skip and a jump from The New Yorker
‘s old offices at 25 West 43rd Street. This cartoonist, accompanied by New Yorker
colleagues Liza Donnelly
and John Cuneo
, dipped into the old building to breathe in some history and marvel at the vaulted ceilinged hallway and charming art deco elevator doors, left as they were decades ago. I could almost envision William Shawn, in overcoat, stepping into “his” elevator, then heading up to the magazine he loved.