A bonanza of inside stories of the newspaper game, this is a likely bestseller and deservedly so. Considine writes crisply, and often effectively, though the stories of his own he likes to quote sometimes seem typed with a purple ribbon. Over the past thirty years, his experiences with Presidents and Popes, sports figures and generals, stars and famous columnists and reporters, are fascinating. His lengthiest tribute is to Cissy Patterson, the publisher. Affectingly, Considine tells of the grief of JFK over the death of his first child. He witnessed the Rosenbergs' trial and the spies' execution, and was in his glory during the Louis-Schmeling fight. Damon Runyon, Toots Shor, Dorothy Kilgallen are all here in what amounts to a personalities' field day.