LET'S REJOIN THE HUMAN RACE by

LET'S REJOIN THE HUMAN RACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Peck, who retired a few years ago on his $150 a month annuity but has kept very busy writing books and answering letters (he has a wide audience), now prescribes- not to oldsters- but for all the folks (some 22%) over fifty. After attacking Kennedy and the New Frontier, praising Hoover, he gets down to the ""unoccupational hazards"" of the ""business menopause"" and retirement; the economics, made much more difficult by inflation (and that young man's programming); the reactions of ""the missus""; and the right kind of place to live- Opportunity Village his own soubriquet- and what living there should be like. As a former medical man, he has the expected things to say and gainsay about medical platforms (""J.F.K. may be as smart as old King David, but he don't know Bathsheba Like I do""). Closing chapters deal with the price of purpose, the forfeit of young dreams, etc. An occasional reference to William James or Simone de Beauvoir improves the intellectual muscle tone, but on the whole this is a kind of Sloan's Liniment, not a sure cure but an all-purpose restorative for his receptive readerhip. Rejoin them?

Pub Date: May 6th, 1963
Publisher: Prentice-Hall