A warm autobiographical account of the author's association with Eleanor Roosevelt the lay: when the First Lady of the and assumed this new role and struggled to continue her life as ""just Mrs. Roosevelt"". As a reporter for the Associated Press, Miss Hikok was assigned the formidable task of ""covering"" Eleanor Roosevelt during the Presidential campaign. Sworn enemies or close friends was the only possible outcome of such a relationship and fortunately the latter was realized. Throughout the days of the campaign, the election and the inauguration, Miss Hickok came to know the real woman who was Eleanor Roosevelt a woman too much a individual, too active a citizen to approach obligations with anything but reluctance. How she made this difficult adjustment by laying a new path for the First Lady of the Land is seen through the many fascinating anecdotes remembered and told by an eye witness. It is an unusual portrait, highlighting particular qualities of a never to be forgotten First Lady.