Why Not Smoke?
I am such a sucker for this kind of retro cover art. I was sure the publication date was probably in the 1950s instead of 1968. This poor guy looks bewildered at the concept of smoking. I am sure he picked it up so he could look cool with the other suits at work.
This is a book that is all about convincing you that cigarettes are a bad idea. Instead of quoting some data and making actual scientific conclusions, this book is all about the correlation of personality types and smoking. This book peppers in lots of celebrity profiles of non smokers, which means if you smoke, you can’t be president, governor, a titan of industry, or do musical theater.
The advice is pretty slim. I also like how the author suggests keeping candy handy while you are quitting, but he advises against candy and other sweets a few paragraphs later. I guess when he says keep candy available it is for looking only, not eating.
Busy looking for candy,
PS. In order to promote “balance” in the collection, don’t miss this companion counter argument.