**Young people everywhere, but more specifically teenage girls will be entranced on many levels by Mrs. Roosevelt's heartwarming, wholly human discourse on the problems of growing up. With a sure and seasoned band and with penetrating insight, she guides us over the difficult road to her own maturity, telling of the countless anxieties she experienced in relation to her appearance, her lack of confidence, her difficulties in getting to know people, the disturbing aspects of her family life. How she came to terms with each problem and developed the ability to recognize her attributes as well as her shortcomings based on the kind of introspection required for real self-knowledge should open a great many new possibilities for young people as well as some surprising sources of identification. Using her own experiences as a barometer, Mrs. Roosevelt offers sound advice on learning citizenship in the school community, getting the most out of travel and books, minimizing family disunity. A woman who overcame powerful barriers to achieve a rare place in the world community shares her wisdom and understanding of American youth in the hope that each growing person will realize his own potential. Highly recommended. J. L. G.