Perelman's wickedly funny account of his experience buying property in rural Pennsylvania was first published in 1943. Mar.
Many of the humorous episodes collected in this 1947 volume originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. In his own inimitable style, Perelman makes observations on the trials city boys face when moving to the country. The New York Times found that "Perelman's fabulous virtuosity in embroidering a theme never showed up to better advantage than in this volume." This edition is illustrated by Hank Blaustein.
S.J. Perelman wrote countless classic books of humor, including Westward Ha! and The Road to Miltown. In addition to his books, S.J. Perelman co-wrote the scripts for the Marx Brothers films Monkey Business and Horse Feathers as well as the Academy Award-winning screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days. He died in 1979.