It's good -- and better than just good reading, this autobiography of a novelist and playwright. It shows her as more than a facile writer who has grown in stature, as estimated in sales figures. It shows her as a human being who has grown in stature, in breadth of vision, in philosophy. Her years have spanned two distinct worlds, the world before the war, and the world after. Her wanderings have taken her far from the little mid-western town that gave her her first push forward into journalism, and all of America and much of Europe has fed the imagination that turned, most successfully, to realism near at hand for its best expression. Her name will start it selling; and it will continue on its own merits.