Fiction: Recent Books: Dec. 13, 1937


THIS IS MY STORY—Eleanor Roosevelt—Harper ($3). Offered as "probably the most fearless and revealing of all modern autobiographies," this one is also remarkable for the fact—rare among wives' memoirs—that it contains nothing to embarrass the husband. First published serially in The Ladies' Home Journal (TIME, March 8), and now among the ranking bestsellers, This Is My Story is told without literary pretensions. Several cuts above her columnist style, but with the familiar homely, philosophical asides, This Is My Story traces Mrs. Roosevelt's successful struggle to achieve self-sufficiency, a social conscience, against...

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