He has a deep Brooklyn accent. He means business. He is thanking a lot of people.
Above all, Phyllis Grann — “a great editor, a force of nature.” The spotlight is on her.
“These people, ladies and gentleman, turned my finished manuscript into a hardcover books in three weeks.”
“One of the great things about being a newspaper reporter is that you get paid to get an education.”
He tried to set out his record in “simple declarative sentences.”