WORRY! HOW TO KICK THE SERENITY HABIT IN 98 EASY STEPS by Robert Morley

WORRY! HOW TO KICK THE SERENITY HABIT IN 98 EASY STEPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Professor Morley, the waggish actor, has provided a compendium of pleasurable, albeit perfectly needless instruction in a variety of common and unique worries. His little essays--arranged in alphabetical order, ""accidents"" to ""zoos""--expose us to the tenacious nettles of the world and the unspoken calamities of personal life, to gentle misgivings and really delightful mental anguish. Here are the eternal Big Three--Sex, Health, and Money--and some novel worries. What, for example, if Her Majesty has invited you to tea and the Queen, ""instead of handing you a second cup, places it on the floor and encourages you to lap it up. What to do?"" There's some sound British advice, too. ""A toothache can often be cured by laying out a few old copies of Punch on your own dining table."" Though the accent is English, the worries are mostly universal; and the text can be as fearfully pointed and as pleasurably worrisome as any home medical encyclopedia. It should probably be used in much the same way--for dipping. The voice, at any rate, will be familiar.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1981
Publisher: Putnam