A trained nurse explains how to be sick gracefully. It is somewhat pollyannaish, as she explains the need for cooperation between patient, doctor and nurse, the rÃ‰gime of hospitals, creating a miniature hospital in the home, and nursing, -- trained, practical and family or friend variety. Good advice for those who live alone and don't like it when they are ill. It is a handbook for those who have and those who have not been ill. Amusing at times -- authentic always. Ignore the suggestion of pseudo-invalidism suggested by the title, as that is not intended.