Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy

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Publisher Description

Man’s Search for Meaning is the chilling yet inspirational story of Viktor Frankl’s struggle to hold on to hope during the unspeakable horrors of his years as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Through every waking moment of his ordeal, Frankl’s training as a psychiatrist lent him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. As a result of these experiences, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man’s primary motivational force is his search for meaning. Frankl’s assertion that “the will to meaning” is the basic motivation for human life has forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering.

Frankl’s riveting memoir was named one of the Ten Most Influential Books in America after a 1991 survey by the Library of Congress and Book of the Month Club. This revised and updated version includes a new postscript: “The Case for a Tragic Optimism.”

GENRE
Non-Fiction
NARRATOR
SV
Simon Vance
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
04:45
hr min
RELEASED
2010
April 20
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Audio
SIZE
220.2
MB

Customer Reviews

vincey10 ,

WOW....... story really about the concentration camp of the war.

This book was something very different from what I was seeking but very interesting. it also shows me that I have no reason to complain in life.

Peter winner ,

A wonderful book

great book. Did not expect much but bought it from a citation in Harvard Business Review about resilience. Great insight on the meaning of life. Very stimulating story.

carcaju ,

Read this book

Simple and profound.

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