My Father and Myself

by J. R. Ackerley.Coward-McCann, $5.00. The first half of the late Mr. Ackerley’s partial autobiography concerns his father’s unorthodox domestic arrangements and is mordantly amusing. The second half, on Ackerley’s numerous physical and psychological disabilities, becomes what old ladies used to call “an organ recital.”Homosexuality or housemaid’s knee, these things grow wearisome.