This is a MUST! You know how you always think, " I wish I knew ....fill-in-the-blank.... about the art-world, the life-world?" Well here it is, here is the unmasked truth. Brainard has dialogued with both himself and THOUSANDS of artists, critics, philosophers, poets and lifeists over the years, co-discussing with them HOW TO manage the mysteries and marvels of ART/LIFE survival, with compassionate eyes wide open to the WAY IT REALLY IS. His personal drawings are visual candy, his line quality, Matisse-like, but with a sense of humor. Wish I had a copy of this book in 1963, but it is never too late!