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With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner
and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade

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 Meaning
had 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

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.


Man's Search for Meaning