This book bears the subtitle, "A Psychiatrist's Advice to Youth." Inspirational and fatherly in tone, it deals with life adjustments in general, sexual problems and the problems of courtship and marriage. The author attempts to reproduce in these pages the atmosphere of the consultation room in which he has talked with young persons who have sought his advice or guidance.
The author's purpose and his encouraging, friendly approach are most commendable. The task he has set himself, however, is difficult. The teen-age range is rather broad, and this book is suitable only for the older and more mature of the teen-agers. The title should be modified to indicate this, as there is little question that the book would be more disturbing than helpful to the younger teen-agers not ready to deal with some of the material presented. Much of the material should be definitely reserved for a book on marriage