Grandfather Harry S. Truman left his mark on Clifton T. Daniel, as did Daniel's mother, Margaret, and perhaps most of all his father and namesake, Clifton Daniel, "New York Times" managing editor. But it takes Daniel much of this autobiography, as it took most of his life, to recognize that the blame or credit for his failures and successes is primarily his own. Fatherhood seems to have had a major impact on this maturation, although by then he had already conquered, or at least controlled, his serious problems with drugs and alcohol. Amid the complaints and tales of woe are some fascinating insights into Harry Truman--as grandfather and family man--and scarcer views of Truman's daughter, Margaret, as a mother. Readers looking for presidential gossip will find little, but Daniel's tale of Lyndon Johnson, in his pajamas on the day after the inauguration, is among the more amusing elements in this soul-searching autobiography.