Books: Suburban Sage

AND MORE BY ANDY ROONEY by Andrew A. Rooney Atheneum; 242 pages; $12.95

At 6 a.m. in the diner some guy is loudly blabbing about the dog's infected ear, the faucet drip and how he was attacked by giant broccoli in a dream. These details can loosen screws. The only reaction: order coffee to go. No one should suffer the minutiae of another person's life. Unless that person happens to be Andy Rooney. In that case order eggs and sausage, sit back and laugh.

In television specials like Mr. Rooney

Goes to Dinner and regular contributions to CBS's 60 Minutes, the leprechaun with the...

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