THE BACKSIDE OF WASHINGTON by Dick S. West

THE BACKSIDE OF WASHINGTON

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

The Backside of Washington is neither as ribald as its title suggests nor nearly as funny as its chapter-headings would lead one to hope. Dick West, who writes a column called ""The Lighter Side"" for United Press International, has rounded up almost every punned about our Capital City, vis-a-vis the parking problem, short-shorted tourists, Pentagon gobbledygook, the national debt, and ""the Jackie Kennedy look"". West obviously regards bureaucratic lugubriousness as a vast joke on the American public, but his satirical sallies congeal on the page and some of his comments are so true-to-life they're liable to make the taxpaying reader weep rather than laugh. There are scattered wry chuckles, but nary a good guffaw in the lot...it's all just too trite. Linecuts.

Publisher: Doubleday