THE GIRLS WE LEAVE BEHIND: A Terribly Scientific Study of American Women at Home by

THE GIRLS WE LEAVE BEHIND: A Terribly Scientific Study of American Women at Home

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Entering the lists against the middle class American female, the author goes ter this preeminently puncturable subject with a butter paddle rather than a needily. Written in a mood of rye humor (headquarters for this investigation was N.Y.'s Red Carnation Bar and Grill) it lacks the venom, heat and quotability of Wiley at his lost overwrought. Some of the points made-- the lady is a slouch, lazy, unwilling to fill her role, etc.-- have been made often--almost too often- to hold current interest. In such chapters as ""Sex Rears Its Lovely Head"" and ""Alcoholics Obvious"", eatty might have wanted to say something serious, but as the chapter headings indicate, side trips into laughter prove too irresistible for him and the focus gets uzzy. Most of his ""terribly scientific study"" was done in Connecticut's fantasy land-- he much maligned and impossible- possible Fairfield County Short bursts of appendix. Light ammunition for the already overarmed Boys.

Publisher: Doubleday