Alas, James Thurber grows dimmer and dimmer in reader's and public's eyes as time goes buy. This is truly a shame as Thurber is probably one of the funniest of our or social commentators of this past century. I recently took an informal survey of high school seniors (about two hundred as a matter of fact) and not one of them knew or had ever heard of James Thurber. What a pity. Be-that-as-it-may, this particular book is a collection of his writings, short story type stuff, which are really small essays on the condition of the human species. Thurber's wit is at its height here and each small piece is a gem within itself. Of course the entire book is sprinkled with his wonderfully simple drawings which just adds ice cream to the cake. This author and his work are slowly being lost and that is a true shame. Our younger readers are missing much! Recommend this one highly.
on May 15, 2014
The White Rabbit Caper is still the cool, green best. My offspring loved to hear it aloud, and I bet the grandchildren will, too. Blunt instruments of American humor, still hard to top!