Those who have followed this author's travel books will have met his ""heiress"" in some far away places; here they will see her at home, as a little girl and as a changeling teen-ager. A far from doting, but always susceptible, father collects his columns on his daughter, and some later ones on his young son, and his record of raising children at least proves he has survived. The usual paraphernalia of family life is here -- the pets, thumb sucking, school plays, homework, personal finance and juvenile allowances, the car pool, kodak as you go, Father's Day, etc. Later on there is the telephone, diets, teaching the offspring to drive a car, traveling and camping, dates, a modern Christmas -- and other familiar (sore?) subjects. (His daughter had one great distinction -- she wrote letters to the lovelorn columns (they never get printed) and her problems were just this side of remarkable.) While they fume, these wails from a male are also fond and foolish and may be recommended to those who were entertained by Linkletter's Kids Say The Darndest Things.