My Ten Years in a Quandary, and How They Grew
My Ten Years in a Quandary, and How They Grew is a 1936 collection of 105 short humorous essays by Robert Benchley. The book was originally published by Harper Brothers and illustrated by Gluyas Williams. It was a best-seller upon release.
The collection is considered one of Benchley's "most brilliant." A reviewer at America wrote, that My Ten Years in a Quandary, and How They Grew is "bristling… with tiny, droll essays on almost every subject imaginable, and inducing in the reader a state of sustained hilarity." Robert van Gelder of the New York Times wrote, "if there is a better bedside book than this it should be beside the couch of Jove." A reviewer at The Baltimore Sun wrote, "I have never been able to find much humor in the writings of Robert Benchley but I must say his latest book, My Ten Years In A Quandary And How They Grew, has caught my fancy and I do not hesitate to recommend it."
- Poore, C.G. (May 10, 1936). It Seems That This Is Mr. Benchley's Saga of the Gaga. New York Times
- Merriam-Webster (1995). Merriam-Webster's encyclopedia of literature, p. 125. Merriam-Webster, ISBN 978-0-87779-042-6
- Staff report (June 7, 1936). Ten Best Sellers Of Current Week. Hartford Courant
- Riverside Dictionary (2004). "Benchley, Robert Charles." The Riverside Dictionary of Biography, p. 73, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 978-0-618-49337-1
- Editorial staff (1936). My Ten Years in a Quandary (review). America, p. 236
- Van Gender, Robert (May 9, 1936). It Seems That This Is Mr. Benchley's Saga of the Gaga. New York Times
- Review staff (May 11, 1936). My Ten Years in a Quandary, and How They Grew (review). The Baltimore Sun