Deadline Artists--Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:

Deadline Artists–Scandals, Tragedies and Triumphs:

More of America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781468308037
  • 400 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult


It is a great American art form, read by millions every day. The best of it rises to the level of literature: balancing the urgency of news with the precision of poetry. Assembled with care by three successful journalists and columnists in their own right, Deadline Artists–Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs is a collection of short stories that really happened. Contributors include H.L. Mencken, Nellie Bly, Damon Runyon, Shirley Povich, Murray Kempton, Grantland Rice, Ruben Salazar, Peggy Noonan, Mitch Albom, David Brooks, Carl Hiaasen, Mike Barnicle, and Steve Lopez . . . .


"As far as this essential anthology goes, it’s so well done, there’s nothing left to say." — Publishers Weekly

"An indispensable anthology of an American art form… a broad and brilliantly chosen compilation of the best newspaper column writing past and present- and a real feast. I couldn’t stop reading." — Peggy Noonan

"The most addictive journalism book ever." — American Journalism Review

“The best of the past in an essential anthology. Buy it and read it. You’ll have a good time and you just might learn something.” –Jimmy Breslin

“Some of the finest journalism in the American canon, at once celebrating, flogging and observing the varieties of mankind.” –Page Views