....you have to work at it. Happiness does not come in packaged form. First you must examine your own short-comings- the reasons why happiness is not an ingrown ingredient. You must reassess- and perhaps revise- your values. Happiness does not come with possessions acquired for status purposes. The attainable is not enough; you must gauge your road to the unattainable, and aim in that direction. In the process of this dissection Ruth Stout (whose philosophy of life has been a key to unlock the problems of some who know her) shares some of her own struggles, shortcomings and inadequacies, which- combined with her way of meeting them- gives a step-by-step method for meeting the problems for others. These may be in the family relationship, in the job-or no job- setup, in facing of illness, poverty, old age, loneliness. It is a practical and at the same time inspiring sort of book. For those who can use help offered in the printed page.