Will Cuppy was one of the original staff of Harold Ross's "New Yorker" and the author of "The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody". He is also, says PG Wodehouse in his introduction to the present volume, 'the author of the best thing said about Pekingese, viz. 'I don't know why they look so conceited. They're no better than we are.' This quip sounds the characteristic Cuppy note: concisely expressed misanthropy, AKA pith and vinegar. About the title: 'I grant you there are plenty of old-fashioned and pretty ineffective ways to tell your friends from the Apes' confesses the author. 'What could be simpler, for instance, when you are at the zoo? The Apes are in cages. Yes, but when you are not at the zoo, what then?' It's a question worth pondering. 'Then' is when we need to be taken by Cuppy's incomparable hand, which, unlike the Chimpanzee's, is clean and has an opposable thumb.
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Author Biography - Will Cuppy
Will Cuppy wrote a weekly column of reviews of mystery books for the New York Herald Tribune and various freelance journalism for other newspapers and magazines. His other books include The Decline & Fall of Practically Everybody, How to Get from January to December, and How to become Extinct. He died in 1949.