ROME WAS MY BEAT by Reynolds Packard

ROME WAS MY BEAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The object of beat in his pornographic wartime memoir is most often Packard's meat. In between the buggery and the fellatio, Packard--who was first with UP in Rome and later, more appropriately, with the New York Daily News--filed the occasional cheap scoop on the Pope or Mussolini. You'll be especially turned off by the ""whalelike belly"" overhanging the ""little tally-whacker,"" and if Packard himself headed straight for the vomitorium after his first shot at playing Lucky Pierre with an aging homosexual and his Italian maid, why should anyone want to stick around for the intermittent drop of names of people who obviously wanted nothing to do with scum like this?

Pub Date: Jan. 15th, 1975
Publisher: Lyle Stuart