HOW TO BE GOOD by L. Rust Hills


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Be good and you'll be happy--it's as simple as that (even if the long playing subtitle extends it to ""Or, The Somewhat Tricky Business of Attaining Moral Virtue in a Society That's Not Just Corrupt But Corrupting, Without Being Completely Out-of-It."" Mr. Hills, a general practitioner of living well--How to Do Things Right or How to Retire Well--writes here with a little more seriousness about scruples (which will make you a successful loser), the distinctions between good and bad, sexual morals (adultery is divisive to any relationship), pseudo-values, getting involved or dropping out. And he's all too aware of our devaluated ethics in a society revved up by advertising and strangulated by bureaucracy. Nothing you mightn't have thought up yourself, or as Thoreau put it, ""Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Pub Date: March 12th, 1976
Publisher: Doubleday