Hay ( Oxford Book of Theatrical Anecdotes ) here has compiled a volume of business anecdotes to entertain and inspire. Arranged by broad topics (money, advertising, politics, enterprise), the selections are from all eras (Voltaire, Eddie Cantor, and Steven Jobs). Many older references contain excerpts from biographies of successful people; others are single sentences. H.L. Mencken's definition of Wall Street is ``a thoroughfare that begins in a graveyard and ends in a river.'' The bibliography is extensive, but some anecdotes are impossible to trace. A few selections are duplicated in The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes ( LJ 2/15/86). The index, (not seen) will have to be comprehensive to make this useful as well as entertaining. Christine Bulson, SUNY at Oneonta Lib.