Behavior: Such Good Friends

We must realize that we have a choice: we are responsible for our own good time...

When you do something you are proud of, dwell on it a little, praise yourself for it, relish the experience, take it in.

Homilies like these, delivered by two little-known Manhattan psychoanalysts, fill a 54-page book that is selling at the rate of 10,000 a week. How to Be Your Own Best Friend (Random House; $4.95) is indeed heralded by some of its 250,000 readers as this year's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, promising yet another flight to happiness.

The book...

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