Books: Different Pajama Game

SAY, DARLING (308 pp.)—Richard BisselI—Atlantic-Little, Brown ($3.95).

How 'ya gonna keep 'em out in Dubuque, after they've seen Broadway? In the case of Dick Bissell, the answer is not easy. When his funny little 1953 novel, 7½ Cents, was turned by Director George Abbott & Co. into a hit musical. The Pajama Game, the big money and the taste of Broadway may have weakened Author Bissell's resistance to the charms of the old ladies from Dubuque. He now lives just up the road a piece from Times Square in Exurbia, Connecticut, with his wife...

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