By the time you learn to make the most of life, most of it is gone."" Yes, Sam is back with his harmless chuckles, collected from ""Mr. Anonymous"" and slipped into chapters on his favorite subjects--religion, the family, sex, crime, laughter, etc. Many are mildly amusing and vaguely familiar, possibly recycled from years past--""War doesn't prove who is right; only who is left,"" or the toy shop sign, ""Children of permissive parents admitted only on a leash."" Others show signs of the Seventies, when the new drink is ""Marriage on the Rocks"" and a bedtime story begins, ""Once upon a time there was a mama bear, and a papa bear, and a baby bear by a previous marriage."" Mama gets her usual tribute, ethnic jokes their usual place: ""In a non-Jewish restaurant you see people eating and hear them talking. In a Jewish restaurant you see people talking and hear them eating."" Honorable mench-en.