Books: Public Life, Private Trouble

NOW YOU KNOW by Kitty Dukakis with Jane Scovell

Simon & Schuster; 315 pages; $19.95

Readers eager to forget the dispiriting 1988 Bush-Dukakis race might be put off by the dust jacket of this book. It promises that would-be First Lady Kitty Dukakis will take us "behind the scenes to show us what it was really like on the national campaign trail." But never fear. She does nothing of the kind. The closing weeks of the campaign -- the last rallies, the absence of her preferred hairdresser on election night, the finale, the concession speeches -- occupy two pages, roughly half...

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