Picks and Pans Review: New in Paperback

updated 10/29/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/29/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>ALL MY BEST FRIENDS Wielding anecdotes the way he wields his cigar, George Burns reminisces again about such cronies as Jack Benny, Groucho Marx and Milton Berle. (Perigee)


A dozen superb short stories about pastimes, home truths and confrontations in and around America's black community show why John Edgar Wideman has received—and deserves—so much acclaim. (Penguin)

LIAR'S POKER Ex-bond salesman Michael Lewis tells how to succeed on Wall Street in this wicked nonfiction best-seller about funny money and foolish behavior. (Penguin)

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