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June 24, 1933

Time to Live: Adventures in the Use of Leisure.

JAMA. 1933;100(25):2043. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250065038

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Who would not appreciate more "time to live"? Who would not enjoy, in the words of the subtitle of this book, "adventures in the use of leisure"? The author has painted an alluring picture of what, to him, constitutes the "life of Riley." He is plainly one of those primitive souls to whom as routine is stifling; he prefers the adventure of uncertainty, even if it includes hardship, to the monotony of security. He abandons —in these times—a job and a pay-check and takes to free-lance writing, a precarious occupation at any time, as he knew when he took the step. For persons with his tastes, the life he describes is ideal—far from the madding crowd, in bucolic surroundings, living the simple life for all it is worth and getting the last ounce of savor out of it. Of course, there are those to whom such a life would not

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