Here's a book made to order for the woman who wants a chatty, social autobiography, an authentic peep into the holy of holies of society. Elsie de Wolfe has achieved headlines socially, theatrically (she stopped just in time -- and says so), and in the business world, when that was a hard nut to crack. A readable, intimate, entertaining account of her career, her friendships, her emotional life, her opening up of a new profession to women, her war experiences. Fascinating details of her successive homes -- and incidentally, a good many basic principles of decoration. Enough of the glamour of names for snob appeal.