Books: Bestseller Revisited, Dec. 30, 1957

RALLY ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS! (278 pp.) —Max Shulman—Doubleday ($3.50).

There are 100,000 known Shulmaniacs currently at large in the U.S. This cultish tribe spends easy ($3.50 per spindly copy of Rally Round the Flag, Boys!) and laughs easy—at soggy puns, campus wheezes, G.I. antics and leering badinage about the hot-and-cold war between the sexes. As a humorist, Max (Barefoot Boy with Cheek) Shulman is a kind of roadhouse Wodehouse, a breezy, rattlebrained funnyman whose books can and probably should be read with the TV set on.

At 38, Author Shulman looks rather like a...

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