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The cleverest thing about this book is what it's called: It's always a neat trick when, by altering just one word in a well-known title, you can achieve the most apt one for your own.
We're all familiar with biographies - and even the occasional works of fiction like "The Forsyte Saga" - that have family trees to help us figure out who's who. This memoir could sure use one, but then again, its author, burdened as she is by heredity and experience, might have been hard put at various times in her life to provide an accurate one.
Thomas Guinzburg, who helped found the Paris Review, the celebrated literary journal, and later ran the publisher Viking Press, died Wednesday in New York at the age of 84.