Books: Mixed Fiction, Oct. 17, 1960

THEREFORE BE BOLD, by Herbert Gold (256 pp.; Dial; $3.95), is a fond, amused, amusing look backward at adolescence by an author whose other works include a hip novel, The Man Who Was Not With It, and a collection of psychologizing short stories about young separateds, Love and Like. As in his other books, Author Gold, 36, shows considerable skill, inconsiderable passion (or heart, as the song writers have it), and a tendency to roll his phrases around in his mouth now and then in the manner of a winetaster.

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