“It is not that Russell Baker is funny, his genius is being so true that nothing remains but to laugh.” —John Kenneth Galbraith
"Baker, like Andy Rooney, looks into things that keep all our lives from being ordinary." —Chattanooga News-Free Press
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Russell Baker has charmed readers with his sharp humor and shrewd commentary. The indelible voice of the bestselling memoir GROWING UP compiles some of his greatest New York Times columns in this collection of honest, witty, and profound essays—reflecting on politics, society, and life in all its absurd glory.