Long anticipated, this was worth waiting for -- as the most comprehensive coverage of the subject we have seen. Mr. Bower has brought together a symposium of opinion of people who are not only successful in their various fields, but are able to analyze the basis of success. Short story writing -- novels- plays- writing for radio- for television- for screen, these topics have been presented from innumerable angles, though this does not take from the stature of this presentation. But included also are such varied forms as industrial and educational documentaries, ghost writing, writing of song lyrics, of greeting card verse, of jokes and anecdotes, of advertising copy, of business memoranda and reports; there are chapters on preparation of manuscripts, on indexing, on copyright procedure, on the use of photographs and drawings, on marketing procedure, and so on. Names like Thomas Sugrue, Rolfe Humphries, Gorham Munson and many known in the educational world set a high standard of sound advice and good writing.