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The Choice

By Edith Eger

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Format: Hardback, 400 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 28 August 2017
'The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize LaureateIn 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. There she endured unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Over the coming months, Edith's bravery helped her sister to survive, and led to her bunkmates rescuing her during a death march. When their camp was finally liberated, Edith was pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.In The Choice, Dr Edith Eger shares her experience of the Holocaust and the remarkable stories of those she has helped ever since. Today, she is an internationally acclaimed psychologist whose patients include survivors of abuse and soldiers suffering from PTSD. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison, and shows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering.Like Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, The Choice is life changing. Warm, compassionate and infinitely wise, it is a profound examination of the human spirit, and our capacity to heal.

About the Author

A native of Hungary, Edith Eger was a teenager in 1944 when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz during the Second World War. Despite overwhelming odds, Edith survived the Holocaust and moved with her husband to the United States. Having worked in a factory whilst raising her young family, she went on to graduate with a PhD from the University of Texas and became an eminent psychologist. Today, she lectures around the world and is often flown in by the military to deal with their most troubling cases.

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"The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leaves you forever changed. Dr. Eger's life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well" * DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate * "There have been many heartrending Holocaust books. But few as powerful as this new memoir by a ballet dancer. " * Daily Mail * "Important...gripping...a universal message of hope." -- Philip Zimbardo, author of * The Lucifer Effect * "A beautiful memoir, reminiscent of the great works of Anne Frank and Viktor Frankl. But it is more than a book-it's a work of art. It gave me goosebumps, the kind that grace you in transcendent moments of appreciating a Mozart sonata, an Elizabeth Barrett Browning sonnet, or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel" -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg "Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero. She survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift - one she uses to help others heal." -- Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle "This warm, compassionate and truly extraordinary book is much more than a remarkable Holocaust survivor story. It is at heart an examination of the human spirit and how it can be helped to survive after trauma. Like Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, a more important book for our times is hard to imagine." * The Bookseller * "Compelling and irresistible. A genuine, honest-to-goodness life-changer." * Good Housekeeping * "Inspirational" * Express * "Comparisons to Man's Search for Meaning are natural but this work has the potential to be even more bold." -- Michael Berenbaum, Former Project Director, US Holocaust Memorial Museum "The distressed fabric of the author's traumatic past becomes a beautiful backdrop for a memoir written with integrity and conviction...A searing, astute study of intensive healing and self-acceptance through the absolution of suffering and atrocity." * Kirkus Reviews *

EAN: 9781846045103
ISBN: 184604510X
Publisher: Rider & Co
Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 3.5 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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