Books: Riches to Rags an Innocent Millionaire: by Stephen Vizinczey

by Stephen Vizinczey Atlantic Monthly Press 369 pages; $17.95

Hungarian-born Stephen Vizinczey, 52, already has one worldwide best seller to his credit. In Praise of Older Women (1965), a fictionalized erotic memoir of an apparently insatiable young man, was rejected by so many publishers that Vizinczey quit his broadcasting job in Toronto and paid to have the book printed. It went on to sell some 3 million copies in eight languages. His second novel, which arrives in the U.S. trailing clouds of praise from England, Germany, Canada and Australia, may do just as well. True, the sex this time around is considerably muted. But moods have changed over the past...

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