Autobiographical material on that ""Traipsin' Woman"" who was determined to put Kentucky mountain culture on the map. Jean Thomas has plenty to say, although a certain determined airiness of manner gives the book a forced tone, and her tender attitude towards her mountain friends is often on the coy side. How she went out into the business world, the origin of her interest in the Kentucky people, other jobs in pictures and publicity, but she always went back to the mountains. Stories of Texas Guinan, Gloria Gould, Greenwich Village in its heyday, all this amplifies material that has appeared in previous books. Lots of active human interest material about a female making her own way, with a definite purpose, in whatever job she landed in -- usually right side up.