Books: Bestseller Revisited, Mar. 14, 1960

MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS (374 pp.)—Alexander King—Simon & Schuster ($4.50).

Ex marks the spot of Alexander King. He is an ex-illustrator, ex-cartoonist, ex-adman, ex-editor, ex-playwright, ex-dope addict. For a quarter-century he was an ex-painter, and by his own bizarre account qualifies as an ex-midwife. He is also an ex-husband to three wives and an ex-Viennese of sufficient age (60) to remember muttonchopped Emperor Franz Joseph. When doctors told him a few years ago that he might soon be an ex-patient (two strokes, serious kidney disease, peptic ulcer, high blood...

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