The title is part of a very funny anecdote and this is a
very funny book. EXCEPT that the treatment of the horses is not funny at all. Thankfully
we now have laws to ensure that animals in films are treated correctly and not
Niven charms his way around Hollywood and has many tales to
tell. His writing is amusing, but also perceptive; he has few illusions but
revels in the glamour when it happens.