Books: Living Standbys

WHAT WE LIVE BY—Ernest Dimnet— Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

In his phenomenally popular The Art of Thinking Abbe Dimnet showed how men could add to their stature by taking thought. Lest mere headwork make them top-heavy he now writes more roundedly of the manly stature he believes all men desire. Motive for that desire he finds twofold—"the longing to live happy and the dread of dying ordinary." This longing, this dread induce men to follow strange teachers, strange doctrines. Hipped on some, they hobble along on others. But the true pilgrim's progress is not forwarded...

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