Subtitled ""The Feminine Art of Living and Working in the Big City,"" this is an earnest little study of conditions as found and adapted to by young women coming mainly to New York City. It combines direct information with interviews of recent college graduates with more and less experience in the various situations confronted in city life. Finding an apartment and a roommate or living alone; deciding upon a field to investigate for jobs and what one is likely to find by way of monetary and other rewards in different areas of endeavor, landing a job by oneself or by an agency contact are part of the story. The role of the secretary, her lot in advancement, prestige jobs are another. Then there's the life after five o'clock, what girls do with their spare time and weekends, how they feel about marriage before and after twenty-five (some prefer to be single, and independent) long-term prospects of a life-time career. Or particular interest to the recent college graduate seriously considering her future in the big city.