copyright 1993; G.P. Putnam's Sons publishers, New York; hardbound in ivory and chocolate boards with gilt lettering on spine and cover; very good condition with unmarked pages, appears unread; decorative dust jacket very good.
"Strikingly honest . . . [Buchwald] grew up in orphanages and foster homes and never knew his mother who, shortly after he was born, entered a mental hospital and spent the rest of her life
there . . . . But instead of becoming a sociopath, Buchwald became a professional funnyman and a national figure whose columns skewer pretense and politicians . . . . Score one for humor as a means of survival." -- The Washington Post Book World