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Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb

‎Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb (2022) directed by Lizzie Gottlieb
The Remarkable Fifty Year Relationship Between Two Literary Legends
Delight in the fascinating, intersecting stories of the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro and his editor of 50 years, the literary giant Robert Gottlieb, as they race to complete their life’s work.

This was wonderful. I love learning about people who are really good at what they do.

Watching these two 90-year-old literary behemoths arguing over the use of a semicolon made for more exciting entertainment than any Marvel movie I’ve seen in years.

Caro writes in longhand, then types the result using an electric typewriter. This itself is unusual today, but the best part is that he puts two sheets of paper into the typewriter, separated by a sheet of carbon paper so he can take the second copy home each night. Carbon paper! Awesome. Now that’s how you do backups 🙂

I have never been interested in reading “The Power Broker” but I’ve just ordered a copy because now I’m terribly interested in reading it.


Hiding scheduled TODO items in Org-mode


Roll-119 (Leica MP / HP5)


  1. I watched this yesterday with my wife and we loved it. I was sad to find out Robert Gottlieb died three months ago. Thank you for the recommendation!

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