Man's Search for Meaning is more than a story of Viktor E. Frankl's triumph: it is a remarkable blend of science and humanism and an introduction to the most significant psychological movement of our day.
©1959, 1962, 1984 Viktor E. Frankl; (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks
"An enduring work of survival literature." (The New York Times)
Say something about yourself!
There are a handful of books that should truly be required and desired reading for everyone across the world. This is one of them. It is simultaneously repulsive and compelling, disheartening and hopeful.
I read this book perhaps 20 years ago. The older I get, the more I find new meaning in it. There are a great many self-help books out there that go on and on and say nothing. Then there's a book like this that offers an unblinking look at one of history's most horrific events from an inside perspective and uses that as a lead-in to offer to us a scientific embrace of the three little words that could mean the most to all of us.
Love. Faith. Hope.
Have of course heard references to this book for ages, had always been curious
Amazingly even handed, dispassionate about things would expect to be written about sensationally, well written, overall positive spin on a very negative experience, great approach to treatment in last section of book, compelling hypothesis well supported.
Narrator amazingly well matched to emotional tone of content, significantly improved experience of the book
Great information and Amazing story behind it. It also gives you great in site of the pain so many have been through.
Victor's personal experience stand in stark contrast to a lot of "theoretical" writings on this subject. Definitely a book I will listen to again.
500 Down, 149,500 To Go!!
Does a chronic disease or messed up life have you feeling like you're at the end of the line? Are you feeling like it's time to end your life? Reading/listening to this book may end your suffering. The author, Dr. Frankl, has insights on life that may change your perspective. He was a Jewish doctor in Austria when the Nazis invaded in 1938. He had the opportunity to get out of the country, but decided to stay with his family. That was the wrong choice as he ended up in concentration camps, but this little book was the result. It was/is one of the most compelling that I've ever read. Steven Covey, the self help guru, made mention of this book in the first pages of his bestseller, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." It changed him. His self help system was based largely on this book. I could go on, but I'll just say that I read this book when I was in a dark, hopeless place after my doctor told me that my 11 month treatment would have to be extended to 18 months. Perhaps that sounds like no big deal, but I was living on savings and it meant that I would run out of money before the end. Obviously, that had me feeling pretty low. This book changed my perception of my lot and perked me right up! I couldn't change my fate, but I could change the way I thought and dealt with it. Best wishes & I hope you read this!
A tribute to hope. A book that addresses life's issues and make it easy to understand.
"An awesome and inspiring piece.."
An awesome and inspiring educational piece on the human condition and how we all tick.
If you're searching for more meaning in your life, a greater sense of purpose, this is three hours that will help you move forward.
"Excellent insight into human psychology"
Amazing book, both as a narrative as well as a perspective on the meaning and purpose in life.
"strong, beautiful and really inspiring"
everybody should listen to this uplifting tale from darkness - it is as enchanting as it is horrific. both the worst and best in human spirit and history.
"A very special take on how best to go through life"
This book puts life and what we all go through in a biggest perspective there is. The depths of humanity accessed by the author are immense. What he talks about is a basic philosophy of life that we all at least need to be aware of. I would challenge anybody not to be moved by this amazing, human story.
The amazing truth about what it means to be truly human.
All of the scenes are so magnificently portrayed it's impossible to point to just one as the one that stands out. They all, in their totality, tell a harrowing yet uplifting struggle of a human mind to transcend physical reality and seemingly incomprehensible circumstances.
The story of how what's worst about humans teaches us to reconnect with what's best about us.
"Heavy psychology, but absolute truth"
As a rare and aggressive cancer survivor, I can confirm this book is all about bare truth and is life changing.
"Deeply thought provoking"
The book was full of 'memorable' moments mostly desperately sad and humbling, yet maintained an upbeat, positive attitude.
Yes but his accent was very English, I would have preferred a German speaker's accent. He put on German accents for other characters that sounded good to my ear so the characters were differentiated.
It choked me up with tears many times.
There were many thought provoking points about psychology especially taking into consideration Frankl's first hand experiences of human nature in extreme conditions. I was also compelled to seek out other books written by survivors.
"wonderful story of triumph"
I am so glad I listened to this book, well worth the time taken to listen to it :)
"not sentimental, nor indulgent, a remarkable Man"
I enjoyed this book, the narrator gives a steady account of a horrible experience.
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