Monday, April 23, 2007

Andy Rooney on Jacques Barzun

Another book I treasure is The Modern Researcher by my friend Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff. Jacques is the smartest person I’ve ever known. He’s going to be 100 years old in November. Jacques still has all his marbles and I hope I live long enough to go to his birthday party.
— Andy Rooney, 60 Minutes, April 22, 2007

The video shows the 5th editon of The Modern Researcher on Mr. Rooney’s desk, and he puts his hand on the book when he says what is quoted in this blog. The book is now in its 6th edition (2003):

See also Andy Rooney and You Got Style, March 10, 2003.