From the columns of PM come these pastiches, profiles, phenomena, forming a cosmopolitan crazyguilt of New York, with touches of Hollywood, Chicago, the Continent for good measure. and bizarreries, from the Bowery to Cafe Society, from Harpo Mar to Hitler; Mag the Hag (the oldest living streetwalker) to Pergson. There is a good bit about the world today, its moods and , satire and sincere propaganda, attacks against the Nazis and Anti Semites and isolationists, tributes to the Jews. Life's ironies, eccentricities, tragedies and heroisms, written up with verve and facility. As he calls it ""free for all ink splashing"", with abundance of human interest and vitality. Companion volume after twenty years -- of the then-sensational 1001 Afternoons in Chicago.