Books: Fun With Fauna

How TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS FROM THE APES — Will Cuppy — Liveright ($1.75).* Publisher Liveright announces that there are 1,723 good laughs in this book. Translated into plainer English that means about 23. In short, How to Tell Your Friends From the Apes is an unusually funny, humorous book. A take-off on zoologists, anthropologists, the human race in general, this solemnly annotated guide book makes surprisingly good sense.

Author Cuppy covers the entire rise of Man, from the Java to the Modern Man ("or Nervous Wreck") in 14 pages. He concludes this...

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