Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning Review

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. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, 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. At the heart of his theory, known as logotherapy, is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what we find meaningful. Man's Search for Meaning has become one of the most influential books in America; it continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living.

Title:Man's Search for Meaning
Edition Language:English

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  • Frank

    After I read this book, which I finished many, many years ago, I had become self-critical of any future endeavours which would take up a lot of my time. I would ask myself "is this or will this be mea...

  • Laurel

    I read this book for the first time during my senior year in high school. The year prior, I had gone to Germany for spring break with some fellow classmates. During the trip, we spent a day visiting a...

  • Petra Eggs

    How is it possible to write dispassionately of life in a concentration camp in such a way as to engender great feeling in the reader? This is how Frankl dealt with his experience of those terrible yea...

  • Mohammed  Ali

    بسم الله الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ- اعترافات لا بدّ منها : 1- المراجعة طويلة نوعا ما .. و لا أدري لماذا صراحة ؟ و ما ...

  • Bushra Omar

    " الإنسان يبحث عن المعنى " – مقدمة في العلاج بالمعنى.. التسامي بالنفسفي كل مرة تفتح كتابًا، توقع أن يحصل لك شيئً...

  • Pouting Always

    The original part one was the strongest I think because the rest started to go into the typical psychobabble inherent to books trying to contribute to the academic side of psychology or psychiatry but...

  • Riku Sayuj

    For most of the book, I felt as dumbfounded as I would have been if I were browsing through a psychiatric journal. Filled with references and technical terms and statistics, it was mostly a book-long ...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    This is a short but extremely intense book, first published in 1946. It begins with the author's experiences in four (!!) different German concentration camps in WWII, including Auschwitz, and how he ...

  • Emily

    After the Book of Mormon, this would be my second recommendation to anyone looking for purpose in life. Here's a poignant excerpt from one of my favorite parts of the book when Frankl has been in Ausc...

  • Francisco

    This book stands out as one of the most helpful tools I've found in my life-long search for the way to live and be useful to others despite depression. As opposed to Freud, who believed that the prima...