Steve Allen tells all, or at least he seems to, in his sometimes amusing, sometimes dull, always informative autobiography. His Irish vaudeville background, his boyhood in Chicago, his Army days, become little vignettes of the '20's and '30's. And his later experiences breaking into radio and television, his liberal and religious speculations, and his anecdotes about the glamorous world of communications, make good reading. Unfortunately his style is sometimes unaccented and unselective. He manages however to create a worthwhile self-portrait of a sensitive, intelligent man winning his way through a world hardly known for its sensitivity. A long poem written in high school, remarks on his marriages, etc., and other incidentalia fill in further details. His personal followers will find much of particular interest in this ""life and times"".