54 sketches and stories by contemporary writers, which offers enough variety to meet every mood of every type of reader. (Grand material for overseas gifts.) The roster of names in itself is virtually a roster of humorists, folk writers, short story artists, horror story experts, and includes straight entertainment, occasional bowdy pieces, character studies, small classics, hair-raisers, etc. Among the contributors:- Clarence Day, , Nathan, Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Kober, Maugham, Lardner, Steinbeck, Hemingway, , Lardner, etc. Much familiar material -- but little that is backneyed.