Books: Auntie Mame Rides Again

GUESTWARD HO! (270 pp.)—Barbara Hooton, as indiscreetly confided to Patrick Dennis—Vanguard ($3.50).

"Once upon a time I was young, frivolous, carefree, and relatively slim. That was way back in 1953 A.D. I had the longest reddest nails of anyone who worked at Bergdorf Goodman and I used to stand elegantly in Bergdorf's marble rotunda . . . looking just as soignée as all get out . . . Every Friday they paid me fifty lovely dollars, less withholding, less social security, less retirement benefits, less hospitalization, and I could do just about anything I...

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