Last night, the New York Review of Books celebrated its 50th anniversary with a glittering celebration at The Frick Collection. At the end of the night, party-goers received a wonderful parting gift–a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of the magazine and a facsimile of the very first issue. It was delightful to thumb through Issue #1 with articles by W.H. Auden, Nathan Glazer, Elizabeth Hardwick, Irving Howe, Normal Mailer, Adrienne Rich, Susan Sontag, and Gore Vidal, to mention just a few of the illustrious contributors.
Also wonderful to see was this full page ad for Princeton University Press books in the first issue. We have been fans of the New York Review of Books since day 1 and send our warmest congratulations to Mr. Bob Silvers and his colleagues on reaching this tremendous milestone. Thank you for inviting us all to celebrate with you.