Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklySatirist Buchwald takes aim at a variety of lofty institutions that do fool everybody. The Reagan administration, the Pentagon, the auto industry, the Internal Revenue Service, newspaper editors and ``other targets of a man hard to fool at any time are treated with due irreverence and trenchant wit,'' PW wrote. (October)
Library Journal - Library JournalYou've read one Art Buchwald book, you've read 'em all. Right? Wrong. What makes Buchwald a widely read columnisthis week-to-week ability to make light of the human comedy with unerring accuracyis what ensures the success of his collections of selections. Who and what is Buchwald ``picking on'' in this volume? Government lead ers, including the President, members of Congress, the cabinet, and the jus tice department, as well as a variety of professions: medicine, journalism, real estate; and then, of course, members of his family and anyone else who catches his fancy. There's a laugh to be found on every page. And at 332 pages, that works out to a laugh a day for almost a year. As well as some intelligent hu mor, to boot. That's worth the price. Recommended for public libraries. Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learn ing Corp., Highland Park, Ill.
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