Mrs. Rinehart's autobiography, My Story, was published more than seventeen years ago. It still stands as the kind of personal record that combines sound American principles, a warm and abundant personality, and the kinds of details about what goes on behind the scenes in writing that the American public delights to read. The years that have elapsed have been memorable ones, more so than the events in Mrs. Rinehart's own life. But in extending her autobiography to include those years, the reader shares with her the impact of world events,- boom, depression, war and an unstable peace. The intensely personal element is still there- not, perhaps, on the level of profound thinking, but on a fairly normal emotional and action level.