5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Lesson from Nazi death camps for everyday life,
This review is from: Man's Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust (Paperback)
I'm not a scientist by training and have often bought psychology books in the past only to be disappointed.
However Mr Frankls' book is amazing. It is effectively in two parts the first being about his experiences in a WWII concentration camp and the second being about his revolutionary theory of logotherapy. This theory which, very basically says that we should all strive to find meaning in our lives (meaning coming from within not imposed from without), is very convincing and has even assisted me in my daily life.
Would definitely recommend this book as although the context is WWII concentration camps there are lessons here for the twenty-first century Westerner.
The only reason I have given it 4 stars is because some of the psychological reasoning in the latter part of the book is at times difficult to follow.