People in Quandaries: The Semantics of Personal Adjustment
Publisher: Institute of General Semantics
ISBN 10: 091897027X
ISBN 13: 978-0918970275
This is a book about the problems we have in trying to live with ourselves and with each other. These problems, together with ways of dealoing with them, are discussed from the point of view of general semantics. This point of view emphasizes those aspects of the scientific method that are useful in daily living.
"I recently reread People in Quandaries and found, sixty years after it was originally published, its advice and relevance for solving personal problemsstill superb. I was moved by the profundity of Johnson's thoughts, the elegance of his writing, and the excellent examples he used to illustrate the practicality of general semantics for everyday life." Martin H. Levinson, President, Institue of General Semantics
"This is one of my favorite books on General Semantics. The focus is on language, how it works (or doesn't work) to help us understand our world. Basically 'general semantics' is the application of the scientific method in our daily lives. If ever there was a Zen Master of Language (it's use and misuse) it was Wendell Johnson. This book is my BIBLE. I highly recommend it to any and everyone who is interested in living life more intelligently." Lamonte Heflick, Speech and Langage Pathologist