The story of a Washington hostess, told from the angle of one who knows her Washington over twenty years, dating back to Wilson's administration. A perfect answer to the need for a woman's book, with all the elements -- and grand fun to read. Personalities, only now and again unkind; congressmen, journalists, politicians, diplomats. Parties and clothes. Friendly gossip, as it came to the earn of a senator's wife. Enough of the routine to give an idea of what life is like in congressional social circles, Knough of her own vivid and dynamic personality, conquering various obstacles, to make it warmly human and appealing.