Happy Habits For Life



Man’s Search for Meaning

A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

“This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength.”
—Anderson Cooper, 
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This seminal book, which has been called “one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought” by Carl Rogers and “one of the great books of our time” by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. “An enduring work of survival literature,” according to the New York Times, Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for “meaning”) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.

A must-read companion to this classic work, a new, never-before-published work by Frankl entitled Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, is now available in English.

This book was published with two different covers. Customers will be shipped the book with one of the available covers.



Author Biography

Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) is one of the most prominent references in psychology of the 20th century. PhD in Medicine and Philosophy from the University of Vienna, he founded logotherapy, also called the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy. In 1942, at the height of the Nazis, he and his family were taken prisoner and interned in concentration camps. It was precisely this experience that would lead him to confirm experientially his psychological theory (developed in previous decades) based on the meaning of life and with existentialist roots. After surviving the Holocaust, he was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna and obtained the Chair of Logotherapy at the International University of San Diego, California. He gave lectures at universities around the world, 29 of which awarded him an honorary doctorate. The recipient of numerous prizes, including the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, he was an honorary member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.