Books: Cheekbone Rhythm

LOVE STORY (303 pp.) — Rufh McKenney—Harcourf, Brace ($3).

Once upon a time a writer's autobiography was his swan song. But these days authors are in such a hurry to chronicle themselves that the average autobiography sounds more like the first cuckoo in spring. If the trend keeps up, it will soon be only a very old-fashioned stick-in-the-mud who will begin his career without first completing his Life.

Autobiographer Ruth McKenney has been at it ever since she was 26, when

My Sister Eileen (TIME, July 25, 1938) sent her flying into bestselling glory. In The McKenneys Carry On, Lifer McKenney pursued herself...

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