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Adieu, Deirdre; Bienvenue, Sadie

March 27, 2012 | by

Sadie Stein.

Faithful readers, we have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that our senior editor, Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn, is ditching us for Harper’s magazine. It is a grievous blow. During Deirdre’s tenure as editor of the Daily, our readership has doubled and so has the amount we publish. Truly we have grown by leaps and bounds. At Harper’s, Deirdre will oversee the book section—one of the best in the country—so our loss is America’s gain. That, anyway, is our line, and we’re sticking to it.

The good news is that our deputy editor, Sadie Stein, has bravely agreed to step into Deirdre’s seven-league boots. You already know Sadie from her groundbreaking reports on wine cake and exotic meats and “the old ‘do I give my crush a sexually explicit book’ conundrum,” not to mention her weekly roundup, On the Shelf. We trust that you will welcome her in her new capacity—effective April 1—and join us in wishing her luck!



  1. Richard Ede | March 27, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Bienvenue, Sadie, et bonne fortune.
    La Marianne des Iles vous salue.

  2. Jacqueline J. | March 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Only congratulations are in order.

  3. Sadie Stein | March 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Merci beaucoup, Richard et Jacqueline! We’ll miss Deirdre something fierce, but wish her all wonderful things uptown!

  4. Thiago Blumenthal | March 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Bonne fortune, Sadie.

  5. pd | March 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Topeka rejoicez-

    And you didn’t think we’d care!

  6. Sadie Stein | March 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    pd: Ad astra per aspera!

  7. Jenny Tripp | March 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    You couldn’t have chosen a brighter light! Congrats to mamzelle, and much applause.

  8. foster | March 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    hey sadie,

    congratulations! always enjoyed your perspective + style.

  9. Dak Galliotto | March 29, 2012 at 1:46 am

    This is awesome. Someone got my ESP transmission for more Sadie Stein. Now, please get Mungo Jerry’s “In The Summertime” out of your head.

  10. Ernest Beyl | November 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Sadie Stein: Can you tell me how to submit something to the Daily? I have something re Richard Brautigan you might like. Ernie Beyl

  11. leonard koren | November 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you very much for the kind review of THE FLOWER SHOP. (I just ran across it.)

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