Picks and Pans Review: The Blook of Bunders

updated 02/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/15/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Bill Bryson Jr.

"In Florida, voters in West Hollywood in 1958 elected Frank Polage mayor but at the same time declined to incorporate the community, making Polage a mayor without a city"; "Not overwhelmingly brilliant was the bank robber in Los Angeles who told a bank clerk not to give him cash but to deposit the money in his checking account"; "The editor of the Russian humor magazine Niagi was fired in 1979 for not being serious enough." If you are chuckling at the above, there are a couple of hundred more such stories in this little book by an American who lives in London. Cartoonist Arnie Levin did the illustrations. (Dell, $3.95)

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