The story of a Checkered Life"" -- such is the subtitle of an autobiography of a woman who has been in and out of hot water pretty constantly since the death of her husband put the burden of earning her own living on her shoulders. A shifting panorama -- the berth of dramatic and musical critic on the Baltimore Sun, a job with the Intelligence Service (reporting on the side) in Germany -- post-war; Russia -- during phases of the Revolution; China; Russia again. Took part in the production end of the feature picture, Grass. Most recent work -- Near East Relief. A dynamic woman -- full steam ahead. Sell to women readers who like an adventurous woman's story.