These superbly silly sallies of the master of the insult and double entendre are funny from the chapter headings on (i.e. ""L'Amour the Merrier"", ""Social Notes from a Social Outcast"", ""It Happened to Eight other Guys""). The general message is that Groucho is susceptible to Woman. Woman is impervious to Groucho. This condition led to the bittersweet battiness of the essays.