Smith, H. Allen Life in a Putty Knife Factory
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc. 1943 Cloth Very Good with no dust jacket
Corners bumped, slight some edgewear, bookplate inside.. Red cloth boards, spine has humorous picture of a seated man looking through what appears to be a telescope. Text is claean and unmarked. A solid copy.
From the author's comments: "Here are further adventures in madness by the 'screwball's Boswell,' the biographer of human oddities, the chronicler of the fabulous commonplace, who recounted his struggle with the human race in the now legendary. . . Low Man on a Totem Pole. This book begins approximately where that one left off, somewhere on the nether side of insanity, and takes you further along Mr. Smith's mad and unpredictable route through a universe inhabited by your strange neighbors. Everything remotely human is the object of Mr. Smith's scrutiny, as, with notebook, microscope, and telescope, too, he makes his way among the famous and the obscure, the great and the small, people named Smith, stars of radio, stage and screen, your favorite authors, a character named Mose, and anyone else who has got in his way. Many of the countless people whom Mr. Smith has encountered in the course of his career as a journalist columnist, author, and radio master of ceremonies not only appear in this book - they positively race through it. Here is life as seen by one of the wittiest essayists of our time."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall