The old order is smashed, everyone is fearful of what is round the corner. Here are recipes for patching up the pieces. Pitkin shows that there is -- no matter what happens -- much to live for. He presents case histories of those who haven't found interests and what happens to them. He urges facing the world of the future, training children for emergencies, recognizes escapism when it confronts us, and substituting for it teamwork, versatility, flexibility, in seeking hobbies, interest in own work, the public good. Might be called A New Character and How to Get it. Pitkin has a faculty for giving the helping hand where it is needed.