For those with a taste for the well worded, acidulous comment on the insignificant but irritating, Stinnett supplies just the right remark. He simmers along, seldom boiling over, in Holiday magazine, from which these pieces were taken. The plaster saints molded by the public relations departments become his clay pigeons, his pot shots at Civil War publishing are right on target and his productive browsing through ladies' magazines brings out matters best left hidden. Included are a number of his interviews with authors and celebrities that are not profile in length but reveal the people talked to with a ring of immediacy and reality. Stinnett describes himself as ""a pushover for the forthright statement"". It is refreshing to watch him fall. He leaves the impress of a light essayist with a sure, irreverent touch.