Reminiscences rather than straight autobiography:- the story of those incidents and people who influenced his life. A childhood, saddened by the loss of his mother and separation from his brothers, drab, lonely, heartbreaking; a youth, characterized by spasmodic schooling and a succession of odds and ends of jobs; the discovery of the power of religion; attempts at earning a living through sketching, writing, and preaching. Finally, in Pittsburgh, the realization of a real vocation in writing stories illustrating the gulf between the teaching of Jesus and the practices of Christianity. Very intimate picture which will be of more interest to family and close friends than to the general public. A sentimental and religious flavor will color the appeal.