Published October 6, 1997
"Not to blow my own horn, but the ad for my book in the 'Times' called it 'extraordinary.' "
Writer to woman he is trying to pick up at a cocktail party.
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Robert Weber was born in Los Angeles in 1924. He is a World War II veteran and a graduate of the Pratt Institute, and has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1962. He is also known for his custom illustration work, which has appeared in advertising and editorial media for a range of clients. Weber lives with his wife in Connecticut.