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Frankl, psychologist and author of Man's Search for Meaning (1959), recounts his life in Austria from his birth in 1905 to the end of World War II. Even as an adolescent, Frankl was drawn to the workings of the human mind. He devoted himself to the study of psychology while a very young man and was mentored by pioneer psychologist Alfred Adler. Frankl, though, eventually rejected key tenets of Adler's teachings, and the two split forever. On his own, Frankl developed logotherapy, a combination of psychology and philosophy, to help people search for values and meaning in a world often devoid of both. But then Frankl, a Jew, came up against Hitler's Anschluss of his homeland and, later, the concentration camps and their attendant horrors, putting Frankl's logotherapy to the supreme test. An enlightening look at an important twentieth-century intellectual. Brian McCombie --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"An inspiring book by a man who obviously practices what he preaches." -- Publishers Weekly
"As simple, spontaneous, short and humble an autobiography as I have ever come across. Its affect is on the one hand awe-inspiring, and on the other chilling...it is humbling to review the literature of genius." -- Toronto Globe and Mail
I look forward to finishing this very thought provoking review of Victor Frankl's own life as his Logotherapy ideas matured and became accepted.Published 1 month ago by Lois Bown
Somewhat interesting....if you can get through it. I'm not in research.Published 2 months ago by Pamela S.
I will have to read this book several more times. Reading it was like having a wonderful human being sitting next to me in my living room.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really like the style of Dr Frankl's writing , with a sense of humor and not to mention the great insights that I have carried away. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ht
So far I have read two of Viktor Frankl's books. Both have been very informative and helpful to me. You will not be disappointed with Dr. Frankl's books.Published 6 months ago by Dragon Wizard
Great psych read for anyone who wants to better understand the human mind under extremely unusual circumstances. It helps put better perspective on everyday life.Published 6 months ago by Nordic Artisan