This is a mildly amusing "comedy of manners" (for lack of a better term). It has dated a lot, as comedy - both written and live - has moved past these conventions some time ago. It's still got it's funny moments, but most of it reeks of the "I know this is humourous, but I'm not laughing" type stuff. It's just been done so much that it's hard to look upon it as fresh 80 years later. It certainly isn't remotely close to one of the funniest books I've encountered and I'd advise anyone who's grown up with comedy in the late 20th or early 21st centuries to dim their expectations somewhat. One of the funniest books of the 20th century it is not.