Born in Vienna in 1905, Viktor E. Frankl earned an MD and a PhD from the University of Vienna. He published more than thirty books on theoretical and clinical psychology and served as a visiting professor and lecturer at Harvard, Stanford, and elsewhere. Frankl died in 1997.
One of the ten most influential books in America. --Library of Congress/Book-of-the-Month Club "Survey of Lifetime Readers"
"An enduring work of survival literature." --The New York
Times "[Man's Search for Meaning] might well be
prescribed for everyone who would understand our time."
--Journal of Individual Psychology "An inspiring document of
an amazing man who was able to garner some good from an experience
so abysmally bad... Highly recommended." --Library Journal
"This is a book I try to read every couple of years. It's one of
the most inspirational books ever written. What is the meaning of
life? What do you have when you think you have nothing? Amazing and
heartbreaking stories. This is a book that should be in everyone's
--Jimmy Fallon "This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength."
--Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN "Viktor Frankl's timeless formula for survival. One of the classic psychiatric texts of our time, Man's Search for Meaning is a meditation on the irreducible gift of one's own counsel in the face of great suffering, as well as a reminder of the responsibility each of us owes in valuing the community of our humanity. There are few wiser, kinder, or more comforting challenges than Frankl's." --Patricia J. Williams, author of Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race
"Dr. Frankl's words have a profoundly honest ring, for they rest on experiences too deep for deception... A gem of a dramatic narrative, focused upon the deepest of human problems." --Gordon W. Allport, from the Preface "One of the great books of our time." --Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People "One of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years." --Carl R. Rogers (1959)