These after thoughts (The Neurotic's Notebook appeared in 1963) are more of the same minimal maxim-al asides. Miss McLaughlin is a little more disenchanted than some others that we know; maybe a friend isn't someone who likes you--he just ""pretends he's as interested in your welfare as his own""; as for Love, that Special Way of Feeling, it's a ""fact for women, fiction for men."" All areas prompt these pleasant apothegems: love/marriage; children; the sexes; health; people and of course neurotics: professions, etc. ""Nowhere but in the arts can talent, experience, dedication, and years of hard work lead to a steady decline in quality."" We'll buy that and readers of the first, or those in search of a gift, will buy this.