With the exception of such studies as Larry Sabato's Goodbye to Good Time Charlie , American Governor Transformed , (D.C. Heath, 1978) and Martha W. Weinberg's Managing the State (MIT, 1977), there are few good analyses of the American governor. However, this new title, the result of a six-month effort by a team of USA Today reporters to interview the 50 governors, does not add to the literature. It is a superficial discussion of such topics as the common challenges the governors face, and a numbing profile of each governor. Unfortunately, the authors plan an update ``after the November 1987 (sic) elections.'' Edward C. Dryer, Univ. of Tulsa, Okla.