This is a book of ""chin-up"" counsel for those who need to get over their own self pity for their mishaps, and to learn a new way of living. Bedded down over a period of years, the author shares his experiences in invalidism, which he feels need not be a bad way of life. The importance of routine, of proper accessories, of developing hobbies, of finding all kinds of human problems and contacts and diversions through other patients,' through hospital personnel. There is a good deal about doctors. There is emphatic advice on what not to think about, on the behavior of relatives, on convalescence at home, on the best way to stage a quick come back. Occasionally his colloquialisms seem a little forced. A book that is doubtless needed, but that requires testful salesmanship.