Nathan explodes many general myths about bachelorhood, and stabs his excoriating pen into many subjects, -- food, women, dancing, drinking, marriage, vacations, cafe society, late hours, restaurant service, air cooling -- a motley array. Essays from a man about town, amusing, biting, forthright, pulling no punches. The explicit bachelor items are well worth the title, for the non-benedict point of view on Christmas, on parties of all sorts on being a squire of dames, on the theatre version, bludgeon hostesses and friends and the general public into acceptance of his theory that the single man's life isn't as glamorous as they would believe. Nathan isn't strictly a ""funny man"", but he provides amusement, annoyance, entertainment, as you like it. Me, I like him, and thought this a trifle more mellow than his dramatic criticism.