Good reading, alive and animated autobiography, with plenty of fact -- and some fancy -- that is never at low boiling point. Commonplace book of a man of wide interests, curiosity, energy, of definite antipathies, this is the personal record of a lawyer whose name has come to be associated with many facets of the world of books -- publishers, booksellers, etc. This is a stimulating, controversial mosaic -- shifting from left-handed robins to censorship; from deafness and possible cures to eyelashes, to bowling, to postal laws and to La Guardia; from civic, political and racial problems to Heywood Broun, the Civil Liberties Union and divorce; from George Bernard Shaw to Edna Ferber, from o and Vanstti, birth control, the Roosevelts, to carpentry, cruising, and the wide reaches of the law; from insurance, Kantucket, schools, to strikes, libel and reforms. One man's attitudes, beliefs, loyalties and ideas that reminisce and explore many avenues. Not a consecutive record -- but a continuous probing.