John Berendt





John Berendt

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in Syracuse, New York, The United States
December 05, 1939

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The son of two writers, John Berendt grew up in Syracuse, New York. He earned a B.A. in English from Harvard University, where he worked on the staff of The Harvard Lampoon. After graduating in 1961, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. He was editor of New York magazine from 1977 to 1979, and wrote a monthly column for Esquire from 1982 to 1994.

Berendt first traveled to Savannah in the early 80's, and spent more and more time there over the next few years, until he was there more often than he was in New York.


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“Rule number one: Always stick around for one more drink. That's when things happen. That's when you find out everything you want to know.”
John Berendt, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

“Keep a diary, but don't just list all the things you did during the day. Pick one incident and write it up as a brief vignette. Give it color, include quotes and dialogue, shape it like a story with a beginning, middle and end—as if it were a short story or an episode in a novel. It's great practice. Do this while figuring out what you want to write a book about. The book may even emerge from within this running diary.”
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“Loneliness is not being alone, It's loving others to no avail.”
John Berendt, The City of Falling Angels

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