This immensely readable book on the human condition began as a series of articles for MacLean's Magazine. It takes psychology back into the parlor game but with the notable difference of fresh insight and the latest erudition on the subject. The author brings a wholly new thesis to the murky underworld of human emotions. Despite the emotional background of neurotics, the will to win has proven sufficient to subdue the destructive emotions and enable man to mature. The volume is written with a journalistic crispness that masters a highly complicated technical area of knowledge. ""Politeness without genuine concern is the art of the insult"" is a sample of the well-turned phrase. In a psychology-conscious society such as ours this book will undoubtedly have a wide popular appeal.