Dorothy Day is a writer of experience and competence and this story of her life is interestingly told. Her development from a conservative and conventional background, the espousal of socialism and left wing causes; next to a fervent conversion to Catholicism, to a fusion of her passion for justice for the masses and her devotion to the church expressed through ""The Catholic Worker"" and its associated projects, all combine to make an absorbing story. Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and their associates have demonstrated that the zeal of the Communists for social justice can be matched by the church. a large measure the active participation of many Catholic priests in the labor movement is due to the agitation of this group. Dorothy Day knows the loneliness of es-uning unpopular causes but also the satisfaction of furthering social progress, and he knows how to convey these impressions to her readers. Of interest to Catholic caders and others concerned with social welfare.