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April 24, 1943

The Art of Living in Wartime

JAMA. 1943;121(17):1418. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840170102026

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The title of this delightful book might well have been simply "The Art of Living." Its wartime angles are distinctly timely and helpful, but its value will not be limited to wartime except to those who in the peace to come may be prevented from reading it by its title. It is a sound, sane, solid, helpful book, but it is much more. It gives the impression of growing out of a living experience in which life's problems have been faced with serenity and success. It manages to be inspiring without striving for effect and it achieves dignity without pomposity. The chapter titles are ingenious. Typical among them are "The Gallant Art of Facing It," "The Heroic Art of Overtime," "The Difficult Art of Taking It Easy," "The Discarded Art of Filial Piety," "The Fundamental Art of Love," "The Lusty Art of Keeping Fit" and "The Thankless Art of Doing

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