BEGGAR'S CHOICE by George Axelrod


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The benders of the Benders, as Dick, his first novel consored and banned, is desperate for money, and is needled by his wife, Sue, to take a cook-chauffeur job in the country. Aliased as the Bensonhursts, Dick cooks and Sue chauffeurs, and their employer, Mrs. Potter turns out to be the most active worker against Dick's book. Her husband is deep in a publicity campaign, her daughter trying to have a bit of quiet romance, her son attempting to do perfect cheesecake...and the Benders are caught in every family complication besides getting deeper into their own deception. A drunken country club evening, and an all-dynamite garden party wind up Dick's affairs to the point where he and his wife take on a new employer -- his agent. Jinks that are not so high in summer lightweight.

Publisher: Howell, Soskin