"Lively, detailed, and filled with humanity and wit. Her tour of good writing [is] a wonderful journalism handbook, memoir, and addition to books on the New Yorker ."- Booklist . For half a century, Lillian Ross has been writing remarkable and timeless journalism for The New Yorker . Her spirited, funny, factual short stories in The Talk of the Town and her unforgettable profiles have won her a legion of admirers. Reporting Back: Notes on Journalism reprints some of her best-loved pieces, and some new ones, along with her own commentary. A primer on good writing, a tribute to the art of journalism, Reporting Back is not only a casebook for writing, it is the unforgettable record of Lillian Ross's joy in the pursuit of excellence in reporting.