Connie, like many girls, wanted to go on the stage, but two years convinced her it was not her field. She was interested, however, in directing, so went to a small city in Michigan, and launched the Community Theatre there. The book gives considerable insight and advice into the work of producing plays, making costumes, painting scenery, making people act -- and in addition, how to make friends and interest a community in such a project. John Golden's foreword, his suggestions as to links with public libraries, the Equity Library Theatre etc. give an authentic note. There's a heart throb too -- though frankly the plot seems contrived, and the value of the book lies in its sound data on theatre direction as a career.