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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl / Holiday Dinner

Book lovers this will be our Holiday Dinner / Get Together. We will discuss this somber book and subject matter but will also enjoy each other's company for the Holidays  

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaninghad sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America. 

Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man's Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers.

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  • Stella Helen A.

    It was great to see everyone. I have enjoyed being part of the group for the whole year now, and look forward to future reads and meetings. Happy holidays!


  • Tawny M.

    I'm so sorry I can't make it. Y'all have a great time.

    2 · 3 days ago

    • Eslie T.

      Tawny see you next time

      2 days ago

  • Julie P.

    I'm sorry I will have to miss the fun this evening but hopefully I will get to see you guys in the month of Jan. Have a wonderful holiday!

    2 · 2 days ago

    • Eslie T.

      See you next time Julie

      2 days ago

  • Eslie T.

    Thought provoking book and relevant for these times. Great Holiday get together with a great group of ladies

    2 days ago

  • Caryn Dumas L.

    Wonderful group. Looking forward to the next meeting. Have a great holiday season !!

    2 days ago

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