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Book Report: Even in the '50s enquiring minds wanted to know

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When I was growing up in small town Wisconsin, the most exciting event that happened was the arrival at Fortun's Drug Store of Confidential magazine, the pulpy forerunner of the National Enquirer and other rags that glut the entries of every supermarket checkout counter in America.

Confidential was a tell-all magazine at a time -- the 1950s -- when everyone thought our heroes were all peachy keen and clean.

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