Books: Such Good Friends

LAUGHING ALL THE WAY by BARARA HOWAR 298 pages. Stein & Day. $7.95 THE LAST OF THE SOUTHERN GIRLS by WILLIE MORRIS 287 pages. pages. Knopf. $6.95.

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, which was probably a year or two ago in some Georgetown parlor or Southhampton sun deck. Washington Socialite Barbara Howar would write a memoir of her already copiously documented career as a ringmaster of Washington's social capers, her marriage to— and divorce from— the heir to a construction fortune, her affairs and flirtations with the mighty,...

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