A 224-page pep talk by the author of The Courage to Grieve (1980) on how ""we can take life on, face it, learn from it and go on"" despite reversals, losses, phobias, and other vicissitudes. The trick? Just exert willpower and think positively. Emotionally disturbed by an inadequate or abusive upbringing? Tell each parent in absentia about your disappointments, regrets, and recriminations. Then leave behind this unnecessary emotional baggage and move ahead to a more productive, emotionally healthy life. Death of a loved one? Grieving is therapeutic and necessary, but it should not go on indefinitely. Just make up your mind how long you want to grieve, and, having finished, put it behind you. Plagued by irrational fears? ""The cure for fear is to push through the activity that frightens us. . .Pushing through fear can. . .enhance our lives."" Simplistic: Norman Vincent Peale rewarmed once again.