Books: Laughing Gas

RAISING A RIOT (244 pp.)—Alfred Toombs—Crowell ($3).

"You men! You think you're so smart. I'd just like to see you try to take care of a house and kids."

That anguished cry of womankind has echoed down the ages of this man's world, and the wise guys of every age have found that it pays to sympathize. Author Toombs has sympathized so shrewdly in Raising a Riot that he is likely to be paid plenty in royalties.

Toombs is an ex-newsman whose wife took ill and left him to care for their three children. If there is a word of truth in Raising...

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