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Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E Frankl

Review by Roger Elliott

Man's Search for Meaning



Since first publication in 1946, this landmark book has sold over two million copies.

From his horrific experiences in Nazi death camps, Frankl has extracted a moving, uplifting message of that uniquely human longing: the need for meaning.

The accounts of his time in the camps veer away from recounting the terrible events towards focusing instead on the prisoners' reactions to them; the way they coped and how some survived where others couldnít.

This account, which forms just over half the book, lasts just under 100 short paperback pages. It contains what must be some of the most profound insights into human behaviour, thought and spirit ever written.

The rest of the book is devoted to a discussion of Franklís Ďlogotherapy' a form of therapy that has at its core the belief that manís primary motivating force is the search for meaning. At £3.99, this book has to represent the best value you could hope to get for your money. In my opinion, its content is priceless and should be read by everyone.

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Roger Elliott
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