This book is a collection of twenty-six stories featuring a broad range of typical O'Hara characters: the big shots, the lovelies, the brassy wits, the clucks, the operators, the sharp, the weary, and the disillusioned. These characters are rendered with color, detail, and passion. His stories are both splendid and appalling. O'Hara has been called a photographic observer of American urban life.