Viktor E. Frankl’s timeless formula for survival. One of the classic psychiatric texts of our time, Man’s Search for Meaning is a meditation on the irreducible gift of one’s own counsel in the face of great suffering, as well as a reminder of the responsibility each of us owes in valuing the community of our humanity. There are few wiser, kinder, or more comforting challenges than Frankl’s.
Viktor Emil Frankl’s book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describes his psycho therapeutic method of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living. He was one of the key figures in existential therapy.
This book was required reading for a masters degree class I had and the professor introduced it as ‘my gift to you…’ It is just that: a gift that we all need to read. It is a book I give as a gift to many. I have never read anything that moved me so deeply. What an incredible man Victor Frankl was. Let us all learn from his life. – Angela
Every college student should embark to read this book before entering the world and charting their life. Although I take in the notion that everyone is entitled to follow their life’s fate, the negative and harsh life experienes that we may come across should not weigh us down but rather enlighten us. Frankl’s meticulous use of words and experience is helpful for any reader to relate it to our own lives. As a soon to be graduating senior from CSUF, I find this book helpful in many aspects struggling a as a minority, female, collective culture and indeed with my own personal experiences. Would like to ‘pay it forward’ to my collection of colleagues, friends and family. – Don Thobias
Victor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning is a book unlike anything I have ever read before. This book was absolutly phonominal, it had such a great message throughout every hardship revealed in this book. I really enjoyed learning about Victor’s experiences in a concentration camp along with the psycological aspects of his experiences. This book also taught me a lot about the Nazi concentration camps that I didn’t know very much about. Overall reading the book was a learning experience and it was a great book. – Justin Philip
About the Author : Viktor E. Frankl (1905 – 1997)
Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., Ph.D. was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of Existential Analysis, the “Third Viennese School” of psychotherapy. Viktor E. Frankl was a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School until his death in 1997. His 29 books have been translated into 21 languages. During World War II, he spent three years as Auschwitz, Dachau, and other concentration camps.