Entertaining, its accessories, backgrounds, ways and means, fresh approaches, is the peg on which the author hangs a program of how to enjoy things yourself and be liked by your friends in return. How to conquer the ""will to be dreary"", house-clean your mind as well as your home, attain an attractive personality, so that you may be both a good hostess and a good guest. For factual materials, she stresses that parties should not be a chore, that table settings, foods, hospitality problems should all be a ""turn of the wrist"" accomplishment. There are menus, recipes, suggestions for all meals on all occasions. A freshener-up for social-minded females.