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Topic - Janet Groth
One day in 1957, 19-year-old Janet Groth applied for a job at the New Yorker. On the other side of the desk was the legendary E.B. White. He asked if she could type. Not on a professional level, she replied. She was afraid if she became a skilled typist, she would end up in an office typing pool.
"Our connection was a remarkable if slender thing," she writes, "something more than employer and employee but something less than intimate friends."
"In my own way," she writes, "I was trying to sort through the new scene" of the pill and sexual revolution.