Ah, ""Life is full of choices."" Thus spake Gordon Porter Miller, who directs the College Entrance Examination Board's...

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LIFE CHOICES

Ah, ""Life is full of choices."" Thus spake Gordon Porter Miller, who directs the College Entrance Examination Board's Decision-Making Program, and what the workbook format has done for math, doggoned if it can't do for life. Decision-making is defined as a skill, and the ice-cream-store-with-different-flavors approach to acquiring that skill sympathizes with the dilemma of indecisiveness, while offering the most practical of solutions--fill in the blanks yourself. Invitations to list everything but the kitchen sink (e.g., ""My Assets and Liabilities Inventory"") are strung together with a narrative that is blandly, blithely reassuring (""Don't undersell yourself,"" it cautions). Values, risks, alternatives, emotional factors--all the code words are there. Chances are that those who succumb to this approach may really need some serious work on making decisions.

Pub Date: Aug. 30, 1978

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Publisher: T. Y. Crowell

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1978