"Gutsy, gossipy, and gorgeous, this book tells tales out of school and perfectly channels it all."
"The pictures in this terrific book are easily worth the price by themselves, but the anecdotes and text raise the work to a higher level for what they reveal about how the News is processed at America's foremost paper."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Tantalizing backstage glimpses and art that merited an entire show in the Louvre." -NBC.com
"Her tale of surviving 3 hours alone with Nixon is worth the price of the book." -History Wire
"Juicy, intelligent prose about the word's top editors and illustrators." -Serbin Communications
"An essential book. Just read the Saul Steinberg entry – wow." -Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
"Give this wonderful book to all your friends." -Slate
"Politically incorrect and hilarious. To discover what really goes on inside the belly of the media beast, read this book."
"An intensely personal history of the Op-Ed page as it weathered tinpot tyrannies at
-Columbia Journalism Review
"A colorful text that spans from Nixon to Obama and includes 320 illustrations by 142 artists, the first a rejected back view of Kissinger tattooed with his war crimes." -Editor & Publisher
"An overflowing treasure chest of ideas, politics and cultural critiques." -Publishers Weekly
"Intelligent engineering of metaphor, satire and paradox—a triumph of content over form." -Varoom!, London
Award-winning 30-year Times art director Jerelle Kraus quit her dream job to write the only whistle-blowing book on The New York Times. Its cover image is merely one of the many gems that, after being censored by panicky Times editors, appear here — along with the priceless tales of their rejection — for the first time.
Frank and sassy, this provocative book is also the sole publication to treat the groundbreaking phenomenon of Op-Ed. In launching the world’s first reader-written newspaper page in 1970 (amid much in-house controversy), The Times transformed journalism and prefigured the Internet’s blogosphere by more than a quarter century.
- "I'd go anywhere to see Kissinger hanged." -Pulitzer Prize-winning Times reporter Syd Schanburg
- Why artist Saul Steinberg hated The Times
- Why one Executive Editor stopped the presses just to kill a feature by Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau.