No way for this collection of newspaper columns from WWII to avoid being dated, of course. But what a wonderful slice of civilian life. Yoder's arch tone occasionally grates when he descends into the casual misogyny of the era, but overall it's quite interesting. Some of the articles, like the one bitching about taxes and the impenetrability of the tax code, could be from yesterday's paper. My favorite was near the end, when Yoder told about how his underwear maker had switched from rubber waistbands to buttons. That essay was hilarious, indeed.2.5, recommended for WWII buffs.