Roumanai b, gypsy-loving writer tells his life history, from his childhood in Roumania, ted by his father, witness of Jewish persecutions, refugee to Paris, where music, labor and social conditions and political trends absorbed his time. Married and with his wife and rat son, he came to America in 1916, where he earned his living anything that came along. He published his first story in a recently acquired language ddish -- and lifted the d of organized charity in his first English stories, of the lower side of New York. Then the literary circles, authors, publishers, playwrights, a shifting background from California to Connecticut and New York of the . Then Europe, and viewing with alarm the situation developing in pat war years. Trips to interview national leaders, with plenty of gossipy role in America, greeted with disbelief, scepticism, only to be proved true y. h of Roumania igwiggery, -- Marie, Carol, politics, etc. Many names in many fields, a warm and human picture of his wife and children, and throughout a portrait of a socially conscious, outspoken personality.