Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reasons, turn one's back on life"". This is the credo of a great woman, and though her family urge that she ""slow down"" this lively curiosity and even more the overwhelming sense of responsibility to her fellow man makes slowing down almost impossible. Rarely has there been an autobiography-despite its limitations to her interests and activities and those of her husband's in which she was so integral a part -- which so completely reveals this great woman. The first three sections (This Is My Story; This I Remember, and On My Own) were published individually, and appear here in somewhat abridged form and with a continuity so that one is scarcely aware of a break in the flow. Her growing up years capture a period that has gone forever, and once again make her growth from a painfully shy girl into the outgoing, dedicated woman she became even more of a miracle. The final brief section, In Search of Understanding, should be read by all who would recognize the challenge of today's world, the need to understand and live the democracy we preach. This is the story of the life and times of one who will always be America's First Lady.