Books: Also Current: Jun. 15, 1962

THE PRIZE, by Irving Wallace (768 pp.; Simon & Schuster; $5.95). "Truth and honesty," proclaims Irving Wallace, are the pure, white lights that guide his path as a novelist. The Chapman Report concerned the sexual shenanigans of a band of interviewers and interviewees taking part in a Kinsey-like study, and brought him fame and $250,000 so far from the American rights alone, including a Hollywood sale. But Wallace insists that sincerity was the mark of his bedside manner. He says that he recoils when people stare at him as if they saw on his...

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