Mr. Kitman, if he exists at all, has the imagination of an opium-eater, but is lots funnier. As a veritable tower of ineffectuality he tries to get the 1964 GOP presidential nomination as a Lincoln Republican running on the 1864 platform. He avoids controversy except the religious issue, because he is ""twice as Jewish as Gold-water."" One detail sinks him: no one will put his name in nomination. This caper occupies half the book; his other disasters are minor. He buys worthless Chinese railroad bonds, tries to join the League of Women Voters, opens a numbered Swiss bank account with $25.00, and tries to buy his neighbors' government cotton allotments in a suburb of New York. An entertaining book by a funny man, who should get better as he gets tougher with himself or his editors do it for him.