Books: Waxed Elbow

PASSIONS AND PREJUDICES: OR, SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE PEOPLE by Leo Rosten McGraw-Hill; 188 pages; $9.95

Any book with the subtitle Some of My Best Friends Are People should be flung across the room. The reader is urged to employ this method of criticism with the volume at hand, a collection of Leo Rosten's light essays. Book flinging improves the temper of the flinger, and in this case it improves the book as well. Passions and Prejudices, when it is retrieved and smoothed out, gets down to business and stops apologizing for...

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