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Arlene Friedman Shepherd: The Life She Loved

December 28, 2012

Tags: Arlene Friedman, Arlene Shepherd, Harold Shepherd, tributes, The Godfather

Arlene Friedman
My farewell to a long-time good friend, Arlene Friedman Shepherd, appeared in the wonderful annual year-end series in the New York Times Magazine: The Lives They Loved. (Blast! It's no longer online! What happened to the paper of record???) For someone who graduated from a secretarial school and never went to college, Arlene's career in book publishing was astounding. It is shocking to me that the New York Times did not see fit to give her an obituary--but at least there's a nod to her in the magazine. (more…)