Joseph Mitchell

Joseph Mitchell was born on July 27, 1908 in Fairmont North Carolina. Joseph Attended the University of North Carolina from 1925-1929. He wanted to become a political reporter when he arrived in New York, NY. He worked for newspapers such as The World, The New York Herald Tribune and the New York World Tribune. He started out covering crime, doing interviews and sketches.  Joseph took a break from journalism in 1931 to work on a freighter that sailed to Leningrad. Later he returned to journalism and continued writing for the New York newspapers.  He was hired by the the magazine St. Clair McKelway at the New Yorker in 1938. He also had his first book, My Ears Are Bent published that same year. He continued his career with this magazine until his death in 1996 from cancer. He died at the age of 87 in New York, NY.

"you can hate a place with all your heart and soul and still be homesick for it.”
Joseph Mitchell

“I have a great deal of experience in justifying myself to myself.”
Joseph Mitchell

“All information of a spiritual or personal nature will have to come from our father, who art in heaven, and I think he's in New York right now.”
Joseph Mitchell

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