REVIEWED BY JUDITH NEWMAN
From Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein to the divine narcissist Phyllis Lindstrom of Mary Tyler Moore: Nobody does Menopausal Crazy like Cloris Leachman. And in this charming jumble of a book written with her ex-husband (!), we discover art really does imitate life—she's a little nuts, and proud of it. An excellent if ADD-prone raconteur, she dishes—graciously—on Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, the men in her life. (She had a fling with Gene Hackman and told Ed Asner she'd sleep with him if he lost 32 lbs. He only made it to 29.) In her quest for light and laughter she spends little (though heartfelt) time on tragedies like the death of her drug-addicted son. Still, her autobiography will leave you (thank you, Frau Blücher) whinnying.