WHERE DO PEOPLE TAKE THEIR TROUBLES! by Lee R. Steiner

WHERE DO PEOPLE TAKE THEIR TROUBLES!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An expose, from investigation, of the many untrained, unscrupulous, dishonest, heartless practitioners in the field of human problems. The self-appointed radio and newspaper advisers, vocational guidance counsellors; their prices, methods and lack of authentic qualifications for the work they do; the religious organizations, spiritualism, numerology, astrology -- the names behind the cults, and what they do -- and cannot -- offer. Then on to beauty culture and its promises of psychological help, speech courses, lonely heart organizations. The author, by interviews, fictitious cases, unremitting letters, breaks down the false front of all those she investigates, shows how the gullible but needy public is often hurt by practised. She recommends, since the war has shown that the government can provide training in mental hygiene, psychiatric care, vocational study and rehabilitation under professional practitioners, some sort of similar program be made available for those needing help with their own problems... A lutary influence pointing up awareness of the charlatanry advertised today.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1945
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin