Too bad this could not have come out a year ago, before the men were pouring back, so that it could have been used to meet...

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YOU'RE OUT OF THE SERVICE NOW

Too bad this could not have come out a year ago, before the men were pouring back, so that it could have been used to meet the demands made on public libraries and veteran centers for something to read to help them reorient themselves. Within the intervening months- since VJ day -- so much free material has been distributed that the information and advice as to procedure, getting back into jobs and so on seems outmoded, though the emphasis is not on that- except psychologically- and it could not well be ignored completely. Then, too, there have been various books touching on aspects of psychological rehabilitation, normal and otherwise, on physical rehabilitation, on family adjustments. This comes, therefore, to a crowded field, with little that is new, except, perhaps, its greater frankness on sex problems of the returned veteran. The approach is a sense one -- an assumption that normality is the rule, and that things that worry many of the veterans are normal, and should be faced, talked about, shared. The disillusion, the gripes, the aches and jitters -- and the difficulties of adjustment to wife or sweetheart, to parents, to children. The final chapters suggest channels of professional help where needed -- and to the responsibilities resting on ex-service men as American citizens. There is a great deal here that should prove of constructive value.

Pub Date: June 17, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Appleton-Century

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946