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Publisher Description

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. 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 others he treated later 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. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

Health, Mind & Body
March 30
Beacon Press
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Som281293 ,

Amazing book

Gave a new perspective of viewing sufferings in our lives. Logo therapy is something every individual should be introduced to, which can help them find true meaning to their lives.

Mr Watson 🇯🇲 ,

Great Read

I may have not gotten the same lesson as most but definitely a must read, opens your eyes to an alternate view of life

Metal Industries ,

Great book

Worth the price . Read the whole thing.

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