The author of a Practical Guide for Troubled People (1952) here deals with the possibility of harnessing ones own energies to build a more creative personality. While much of his groundwork discussion touches on subjects in most books of this type, there are two fields in which he makes signal and almost original contribution on the lay level:- the problems of loneliness; the recognition and coping with inferiority complex without turning to professionals for aid. His book consists of successive brief chapters that aid towards analysis of basic emotional error directed towards correction and adjustment. The crucial tests come with love, parenthood and the job, so on one level or another he strikes home to the problem- and steps toward the solution- of most people seeking this sort of aid. Belongs in the self-help category.