1970, 1st edition; signed by author with note to "Paul" from Louise (see pic); "Being a collection of original observations and profound pronouncements"; hardbound with tan and burgundy board and silver lettering on spine; profile of man with glasses on cover; very good condition - appears unread; dust jacket has minor tears along edge (see pic).
Charles McCabe (1915–1983) was a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle from the mid-1950s until his death May 1, 1983 at the age of 68. He was born and raised in New York's "Hells Kitchen" and was educated by the Jesuits.
McCabe started as a police reporter for The New York American in 1936 and later worked for The Puerto Rico World-Journal, United Press and The San Francisco Examiner before joining The Chronicle in the mid-1950s.
McCabe wrote a book called Tall Girls are Grateful which humorously reflected upon his love/hate relationship with women, and another called The Good Man's Weakness recording his wry thoughts on drinking, the other love/hate relationship in his life. Another book was a biography of his grandfather-in-law, the newspaper man, E.W. Scripps, who was also principal founder and supporter of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Scripps Foundation. There is also a compilation of his essays put together in the book "The Fearless Spectator" by Chronicle Books (1970).