University of Chicago Press, 2008/2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Shelf wear to edges of dust jacket, otherwise very good all around. The rediscovery of The Chicagoan magazine, a short-lived counterpart to The New Yorker, was an exciting moment for us residents of the Windy City, exciting enough to lead to the magazine's even shorter-lived relaunch in 2012. The relaunch was helmed by J.C. Gabel of Stop Smiling and Playboy and Jessa Crispin of Bookslut and featured interviews with Alex Kotlowitz and Jeanne Gang, an oral history of Siskel and Ebert, an enormous literary supplement, and much more. It was beautiful, and our bookstore sold a zillion of them.
Included in this sale are Harris' wonderful hardcover restrospective of the original Chicagoan, including a full issue and complete covers in color, as well as the one and only issue of the modern relaunch (which, I must emphasize, was excellent) in paperback. A fascinating pair of nearly forgotten relics from Chicago's recent and distant past. Very good. Item #485