I SHOULD HAVE KISSED HER MORE by Alexander King

I SHOULD HAVE KISSED HER MORE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Alexander King's apparently inexhaustible supply of personal stories and vignettes again return him to memory lane, and although this new collection does not quite have the bounce, bite or banter which brought best-sellerdom to his earlier books, it still has that special immigrant-philosopher touch which has charmed a wide public. Here raconteur King tackles the more glamorous aspect of his memoirs, the many, many women to whom he has lost his heart, or vice versa. A Don Juan ever, he has quite a collection of femmes, capricious, charming and beautiful, and along with introductions to Hilda, Natasha, Barbara, Roberta, Laria, Inez, Sandra, et al- there are stories of princes and prostitutes, narcotics and poets, Hollywood and Hungarians. There are further glimpses of photographer Robert Capa and Hemingway, discussions of Rilke, Mozart and passages from ""Maldoror""; more data on Lexington and King's time there are a junkie-on-the-cure; there are valentines to the nature of love and enjoyment of the body, advice for happy marriages, bizarre references to his teen-age switchboard operating--- in a short scrap book of bohemiana by that lovable old reprobate who has found a geriatric magic-somewheres between naughtiness and Gemutlichkeit.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster