TRANQUILIZERS FOR HIS CUP by

TRANQUILIZERS FOR HIS CUP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A tandem telling of the life and times of two Catholic New Orleans mothers, housewives, and wives is a bantering look at their three areas of operations. Equipped with a husband apiece and 5 children each, this considers how to create the illusion of being a model wife, how to cope with school and offspring, first communions, daily doings, and what happens at beauty parlors and the where and when of medicine in the domestic annals. There's a recap of the authors' lives before they were married; some unholy incidents in the efforts to help a husband in his business; the perils of marketing; and it climaxes in the arduous performance that creates crayfish bisque. With Westchester women having covered their territory pretty thoroughly, this is an entertaining survey of lares and penates -- and their penalties -- of a southern section which should have a definite local interest and should provide northern sisters with sympathetic smiles.

Publisher: Doubleday