Andy Rooney earned his chops as a war reporter, landing at Normandy on D-day plus four. In his books and on his "60 Minutes" TV spot, he held up a mirror to our foibles. He passed away in 2011 at age 92.
Below, some of his observations from the above book, published by Warner in 1982.
On "Who owns What in America":
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