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Publisher's Summary

Find hope even in these dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece, a companion to his international best seller Man's Search for Meaning.

Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity. 

Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today - as the world faces a coronavirus pandemic, social isolation, and great economic uncertainty - as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim "Live as if you were living for the second time", and he unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis contains opportunity. 

Despite the unspeakable horrors of the camps, Frankl learned from the strength of his fellow inmates that it is always possible to "Say yes to life" - a profound and timeless lesson for us all. 

©2020 Viktor E. Frankl (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“The case studies are relatable and the overall viewpoint convincing. More than 70 years later, Frankl’s philosophy still inspires.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Extraordinary story of courage

I listened to this twice. The courage and conviction of the author during his incarceration in concentration camps coupled with his perseverance is a life lesson for all.

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Just as good as Mans search for meaning

Just as good as Mans search for meaning. Helps you explore why to say Yes to life.

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A Necessary Read

Just as with Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning”, you will want to read this several times to glean the depth of his words. The book offers incredible insight into the importance of each life and it’s potential.

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Serious, helpful and insightful in troubling times

A broad, non-harping, non-judgmental expression of opinion that is timeless and appropriate for 2020. I will re-listen to as needed.

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Compliments Man's Search for Meaning

This can be considered a synopsis and afterword of Frankl's other, more well known work.

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Boring

Just could not get into this book. I found it extremely boring. Not my kind of book.

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Broadens perspective on life

We can at times forget to appreciate the gift of just being alive. This book has reminded me to to notice and be grateful for the many aspects of life. It is well written and well explained.

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THE BEST

If you read “Man’s Search for Meaning”, you need to read this companion book. It’s phenomenal and reads well as an audio book!

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Hopeful.

For anyone who finds there life without meaning. I recommend all his books for self-help and self reflection.

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True to Frankl

I enjoy reading/listening to books about perspectives, principles and various aspects of psychology. For me, this book gave a little more “behind the scenes” info on Frankl’s main work Man’s Search For Meaning, especially since it was written before his book made publication.

I personally disagree with some of his perspectives regarding suicide, but given the era in which they were written, it makes more sense. As a global society I believe mankind has made or is making progress past this in compassionate perspective.

That being said, Frankl has provided food for thought and this was still worth the listen and I have already asked some friends to read it so we can discuss.

If you like Frankl’s work, you will also enjoy this.