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classes throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe and South America.

Of the book, James Thurber (Saturday Review of Literature, January 30, 1937) wrote that the "disingenuities in his set of rules" and case histories stood out "like ghosts at a banquet." The New York Times (February 14, 1937) commented: "By all means let us follow the sensible advice so cheerfully offered. . . . Improvement in tact and imagination may indeed make us more efficient and agreeable." As of November 1954, 1,300,000 copies of the book have been sold, according to its publishers, Simon & Schuster.

Another best seller was Carnegie's How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Simon & Schuster, 1948). Thomas Lask (New York Times, June 20, 1948) wrote that Carnegie's "latest blueprint for a social Garden of Eden" was "so choked with formula, exhortation and case history" that no reader would be "entirely unrewarded." Time (June 14, 1948) commented that he had interviewed everybody from General Omar N. Bradley to Dorothy Dix and that the "assault on worry" was composed of "worry-warts' case histories." The Reader's Digest ran several condensed chapters of the book in 1948 and 1949.

Dorothy Reeder Price, who was to become Dale Carnegie's second wife, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on November 3, 1912, the daughter of Henry Maston and Victoria (Robertson) Price. After a year at the University of Oklahoma, she married one of her fellow students and did not return to college. Her daughter, Rosemary Vanderpool, was born two years later. The marriage terminated in divorce after a few years and Dorothy found a job as a stenographer.

Dorothy's mother took a Dale Carnegie course and advised her to do so. When Carnegie visited Tulsa to lecture, a mutual friend introduced them. Dorothy told Carnegie that it was her ambition to live in New York, but she never expected to realize the ambition After he had returned to New York, he offered her a job as his secretary. She accepted the job and ten months later, on November 5, 1944, they were married. Mrs. Carnegie takes a great interest in her husband's work and helped him to organize specialized courses for women.

Following her husband's methods, Mrs. Carnegie collected "how-to" case histories and incorporated them in How To Help Your Husband Get Ahead in his Social and Business Life (Greystone, 1953). In a review of the book, F. D. Heron (Chicago Sunday Tribune, October 4, 1953) wrote that the author had prescribed a pattern for wives to get along with their husbands, and "help them win friends and influence people." A condensation of the book appeared in Coronet, January 1954.

In her article, "How to Help Your Husband Succeed" in Better Homes & Gardens, April 1955, Mr. Carnegie wrote: "Many students in my courses seem to operate on AC current when their husbands perk along on DC." She recommended that women be enthusiastic, and encourage their husbands to be enthusiastic, and to work together as a team. "Share his interests and ideals," she advised, and if he wants to switch his career in mid-stream because he is unhappy or ill-suited in his present job, help him to strike out for himself. "Try some intelligent listening. Be a sounding board or a wailing wall," she suggested.

Mrs. Carnegie frequently accompanies her husband on his lecture tours. She also conducts classes at the school in New York, has appeared as a guest on many radio and television programs, and is writing a book on the premise that women should "grow up, rather than grow old." The family live in a large, comfortable house in Forest Hills with their daughter Donna Dale Carnegie, born December 11, 1951. Mrs. Carnegie's daughter by her first marriage, Rosemary Vanderpool (Mrs. J. O. Crom), attends the University of Wyoming.

Carnegie has been described as an affable man, with a "well-turned sense of humor" and the ability to generate enthusiasm. He has gray hair and gray eyes. Mrs. Carnegie is five feet nine inches tall, and slender, with reddish-brown hair and green eyes. Carnegie enjoys puttering in the garden and walking through the countryside. Mrs. Carnegie's hobbies are fencing and ballet-dancing. Both enjoy reading Shakespeare and are members of the Shakespeare Club of New York. Mrs. Carnegie also belongs to the Fencers Club in New York and the Women's Club of Forest Hills. It has been said that her favorite maxim is: "A woman's sense of humor expresses itself to best advantage when she laughs at her husband's jokes." And that his favorite is "Cooperate with the inevitable."

References (see also magazine and newspaper indexes)
Am Mercury 57:40+ Jl '43
Colliers 123:26+ Ja 15 '49 por
Sat Eve Post 210:12+ Ag 14 '37 por
Who's Who in America, 1954-55
World Biography (1954)

CARNEGIE, MRS. DALE See Carnegie, Dorothy

CASSIDY, CLAUDIA Music, ballet and drama critic
Address: b. c/o Chicago Tribune, Tribune Tower, Chicago, Ill.; h. 191 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, Ill.

For over thirteen years readers of the Chicago Tribune have been reading and arguing about Claudia Cassidy's lively and caustic daily column, "On the Aisle." Some have even called her reviews "vitriolic" and "sulphuric," but she herself maintains that she is simply a critic "who hates mediocrity. As music, ballet and drama critic, she reports on Chicago's theatrical and concert fare, and, for the past four summers, has covered European operas, plays and festivals. These were published in her book, Europe - On the Aisle (Random House, 1954). Previous to joining the staff of the Chicago Tribune in 1942 she had written music
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