One hundred and one flashy melodramatic goober peas, this is another compendium of the detritus of history. Filled with twisty bathos and coincidental malarkey, these little tales combine the ripest features of John Nesbitt's ""Passing Parade"" with Ripley's ""Believe it or Not."" In other words, lots of simple-minded fun. Read about the terrible Boston tidal wave. . . of molasses; the spindly kid who grew up to be. . . O. J. Simpson; the great American lawyers. . . who never went to law school; or the doctor who proved local anesthesia worked. . . by taking out his own appendix! Just learn not to skip to the end of each postage-stamp story to discover the famous name of the subject. (It will be Abraham Lincoln, like as not). Light enough to float, the book makes ideal bathtub reading. But you should know The Rest of the Story (as the author delights in saying). It's ""edited and compiled by"" Lynne Harvey; and the author of Paul Harvey's book, his chief writer Paul Aurandt, is also Harvey's son. How strange can truth be?