Books: Wry Crisp

PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES (192 pp.)—Jean Kerr—Doubleday ($3.50).

Jean Kerr is a kind of wrong-way Anne Morrow Lindbergh flying not to but from contemplative solitude. Like Gift from the Sea, Please Don't Eat the Daisies offers a busy suburban wife's observations on life, but where Author Lindbergh listened for wisdom in the humming of a sea shell, Author Kerr listens for gags in the clatter of a typewriter. She has brought high spirits to her varied roles of playwright (King of Hearts), free-lance writer, TV guest, wife (of New York Herald Tribune Drama Critic Walter Kerr). Laboring in the literary hell's...

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