Books: Tinsel

DATELINE: EUROPE — Leonard Ross —Harcourt, Brace ($2).

Two years ago, Leo Calvin Rosten, 31, Polish-born teacher, humorist, researcher, social scientist, won pseudonymous fame as Leonard Q. Ross, author of The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N. When that book appeared, Author Rosten was in Washington, working on a serious journalistic survey, The Washington Correspondents. Sly Author Rosten enjoyed hearing correspondents chuckle over Hyman Kaplan, ask who Leonard Q. Ross might be. Afraid they might not take his research job seriously if they knew, Author Rosten kept mum.

In Dateline: Europe he adds a split to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!