About the Author
Robert Benchley is best remembered for his dozen books, motion picture work (he won an Academy Award in 1935), theater criticism for the New Yorker
, and as a member of the famed Algonquin Round Table. S.L. Harrison, a former newspaperman and Congressional staff member, is the author of Mencken Revisited: Author, Editor & Newspaperman, The Editorial Art of Edmund Duffy
and other books. A former Public Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, he is editor of the journal Menckeniana
and a communication professor at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.