HOME IS WHERE YOU HANG YOURSELF by Cynthia Lindsay

HOME IS WHERE YOU HANG YOURSELF

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a series of humorous domestic pieces about Mrs. Lindsay's experiences as mother, wife, widow, home owner, European traveler, landlady, pet owner, cook, interviewee, and victimized television writer. The quality of her literary execution, unfortunately at times, is as varied as her sundry capacities. She can take an hilariously pregnant situation and do it abortive injustice. Witness one escapade while merchandising a just finished book for her publisher: Mrs. Lindsay shows up for a pre-recorded radio interview only to find herself answering the substitute questions of a stand-in interviewer. In order to save precious time, the real inquisitor asks his questions post hoc -- with the taped replies already in hand. Will the real Mike Wallace, please stand up! Funny idea? Great comic potential? Of course! But the telling doesn't come up to the possibilities. This is not always the case though. The author's revelatory commentary on having a pool built, and the trials, tribulations, and total bankruptcy inherent in same is very, very funny.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1962
Publisher: Simon & Schuster