If you are an Allen Ginsberg fan, you may want to pick up a copy of Family Business (Bloomsbury), selected letters between Ginsberg and his father Louis—“a published poet himself,” as the dust jacket reveals. If you are not a Ginsberg fan, you may just want to read the rest of the dust jacket, which highlights the two most interesting exchanges in the book: Louis telling Allen to take the naughty words out of Howl and Allen telling Louis he enrolled in a research experiment at Stanford University where he tried this new and “very safe” drug called LSD. But this book is really meant for fans of Ginsberg: the people who want that extra insight into the life of the poet, the people who want to know what Ginsberg wrote to his father the week JFK was shot. Or the people—be honest on this one—who want to know what Ginsberg was doing on their birthday. For me this book was totally disappointing. The only entry under my birth date is a letter from Louis to Allen asking Allen if he would be interested in doing a father-and-son reading at the YMCA for $200. Yuck. Whereas the very day my girlfriend was born, Allen wrote to Louis telling him that Hitler liked to have Eva Braun shit on him. So if your birthday is April 27, there isn’t much here for you. In fact, for Taurus people it’s slim pickings altogether. Aquarians have all the fun.