Books: Myra Lives!

MYRON by GOREVIDAL 244 pages. Random House. $6.95.

Fans of Myra Breckinridge—that beautiful, transsexual, all-American succubus—will recall that she was last seen in a hospital bed after having the silicon knocked out of her by a hit-and-run driver. To save her life, Dr. Mengers rebuilt and re-endowed her as Myron Breckinridge: the man, in fact, who Myra had originally been before a sex-change operation transformed him into a her. Though the doctor fashioned a generous "rehnquist" for the new Myron, he did not provide him with a set of "powells."

Renaming the nether parts...

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