Dr. Gillespie offers an up-to-date look at a common disorder of the urinary tract. She discusses causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. She covers childhood, pregnancy, and menopause as they relate to cystitis. The tone of the book, like the title, challenges the reader. It says: ``Take control of this situation. You are an integral part of your treatment and preventive care. Learn how to talk with your doctor.'' (There is even an appendix on how to find a woman urologist.) Concrete medical information is written in an easy-to-understand manner, including drugs, treatment, diagnostic testing, and incontinence. This comprehensive volume for the lay reader is recommended for both public and medical library collections. Carol Spielman Lezak, General Learning Corp., Highland Park, Ill.