By Ring Lardner
This assortment brings jointly twenty-one of Lardner’s top items, together with the six Jack Keefe tales that comprise You understand Me, Al, in addition to such wide-spread favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.”
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