Autumn Books

Pleasure and Quality of Life

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1018 (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1018
  1. Ian Robertson

    Ed D M Warburton, N Sherwood John Wiley, £39.95, pp 326 ISBN 0471 96511 1

    Did you read the title of this book? Please read it again. Now put the BMJ down and spend 30 seconds thinking what it might be about: Family? Sorry, no. Friendship? Er, not this time. Sex? Definitely not. Music? No way. Wealth and poverty? Nope. Sport, recreation, or hobbies? No. Housing and availability of health care? Ditto. Participation in the arts? Not quite. The effects of pain and chronic disability on the quality of people's lives? Come on! Get relevant! Stop asking all these silly questions and get to …

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