Books: Funnymen

LET YOUR MIND ALONE — James Thurber—Harper ($2.50).

BED or NEUROSES—Wolcott Gibbs—Dodd, Mead ($2).

How TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE — Irving Tressler — Stackpole ($1.49).

Humor, like poetry, has never been successfully defined. But that U. S. humor, at least, has something crazy in it has been proved every week for years by the famed New Yorker. Two of that smartchart's mainstays have been James Thurber and Wolcott Gibbs. Without buying up back files readers last week could get a slice of Gibbs and Thurber humor in concentrated form.

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