I had loaned my copy of this sociological treasure to someone several years ago and never got it back. I picked this one up at a used book sale at the local library. It’s a wonderful reference book for life. An enduring work of amazing longitudinal research and analysis — a sociological classic.
“As he attempts to reappraise his life, a man discovers how much it has been based on illusions, and he is faced with the task of de-illusionment. By this expression, I mean a reduction of illusions, a recognition that long held assumptions and beliefs about self and world are not true. This process merits special attention because illusions play so vital a role in our lives throughout the life cycle.”
Like I said — look for it at the next used book sale you attend.