Thurber Speaks

The great American humorist, James Thurber, grew up right here in Columbus, Ohio. He became famous for his stories and cartoons published in The New Yorker.

I’ve read a lot of Thurber stories, and seen a lot of his cartoons, but until now, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the sound of his voice. Here he explains the origin of one of his more baffling cartoons to Alastair Cooke:

(Via New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff.)