Another in the sequence of irreverent parental portraits as the grandsom of the March King reports on his more immediate family who take their place in the annals of helterskelter, harumscarum households of You Can't Take it With You genre. Father, whose interests ran to shotguns, fishing tackle, the police civic affairs : mother who managed the exchequer and played solitaire with her cancelled checks, who alternated between total reorganization of the home and collapse, and who found release in castor oil and mystery stories: Nancy, who slept all year round in her raccoon coast; Red, outsider who ran errands in exchange for Coca Cola and made as many as fourteen trips to the village for each meal. Tiajuana gambling and beer, father's catch (by rifle) of a 450 pound fish; father's organization of a tennis match and reorganization of a church dance; father's broken leg which proved too much for the local hospital; the author's matrimonial pursuit of Cathy, and so on. Light-hearted, light minded episodes of a distinctly original nature. The publishers plan a promotion campaign along the lines of what they did for Past Imperfect. This should prove good escape reading, though slight.