New York: William Morrow & Company. Good in Very Good dj. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [ex-library book with only moderate wear but a full complement of stamps (including big DISCARD stamp on top edge), tapes marks to boards and endpapers, light scarring/remnants to endpapers from label removal; the jacket has fared a little better, showing no signs of its library passage, although there is a pinky-sized chunk missing from the top of the spine and a few small nicks here and there]. Humorous novel, narrated by a working stiff who's in a pretty much constant wrangle with his family -- taking the missus (against his better judgment) to Ladies' Day at Ebbets Field; enduring the ups and downs of his eldest daughter's fiancee trouble; trying to save his brother Al from marriage to a buck-toothed gal from Milwaukee; and, most hysterically, enduring his wife's TV-infatuation with Liberace. ("That's tough, Manny," says his sympathetic buddy Dave. "I got Liberace too, you know. Everybody's got Liberace.") The author was Brooklyn born-and-bred, but oddly didn't become a Dodgers fan until after he moved to Long Island; it's even stranger that he would actually admit this, in the author-bio jacket blurb. . (Inventory #: 14257)
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