His EYE Is ON THE SPARROW (278 pp.) Ethel Waters, with Charles SamuelsDoubleday ($3).
"I never was a child.
"I never was coddled, or liked, or understood by my family.
"I never felt I belonged.
"I was always an outsider.
"I was born out of wedlock, but that had nothing to do with all this. To people like mine, a thing like that just didn't mean much.
"Nobody brought me up."
So begins His Eye Is on the Sparrow, the autobiography of Singer-Actress Ethel Waters. It is surely one of the frankest self-revelations ever to see print, a combination of depressing sordidness and one proud Negro's piled-up resentment...