Another greatly engaging collection of Greene's Chicago Tribune and Esquire columns. As before (Cheeseburgers, 1985, etc.), Greene roams America in search of the humorous, the poignant, the nostalgic, the exemplary-and brings home one memorable story after another. Here, he writes exuberantly of his date with the original Doublemint Twins, now middle-aged; talks to America's ``most extreme workaholic,'' a St. Louis radio- station manager who works from 2:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day; attends a convention of women named ``Linda''; reports in a devastating deadpan on a bar where male patrons water-gun nearly naked bargirls; tries to buy an abandoned Maine high school at auction; tracks down the owner of a lost SuperBowl ring, and so on. Occasionally, his prose steers into the pious or the sentimental (dying children, the lost joys of youth), but for the most part this is a softly philosophical, gently humane, highly entertaining harvesting from one of America's very best columnists.