Books: Comic and Cosmic

LEO ROSTEN'S TREASURY OF JEWISH QUOTATIONS 716 pages. McGraw-Hill. $10.95.

The subtitle of this vast collection might be: "You don't have to be Jewish to like Leo Rosten." Where else, after all, could the one-liner addict of whatever persuasion be exposed to a barrage of ecstasy that includes the following punches: "May all your teeth drop out, except one—so you should have a permanent toothache." "If you lend someone money, and he avoids you you've gotten off cheap." "A man is not honest just because he has had no chance to steal." "Sleep...

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