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The Choice

Edith Eger


PUBLISHED: 16th August 2018
ISBN: 9781846045127
ANNOTATION:
THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERby Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast Even in hell, hope can flower'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey 'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu'A masterpiece of holocaust literature.
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PUBLISHED: 16th August 2018
ISBN: 9781846045127
ANNOTATION:
THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERby Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast Even in hell, hope can flower'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey 'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu'A masterpiece of holocaust literature.

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THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERby Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast Even in hell, hope can flower'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey 'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu'A masterpiece of holocaust literature.

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THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER by Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast

Even in hell, hope can flower

'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey

'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu

'A masterpiece of holocaust literature. Her memoir, like her life, is extraordinary, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure' - The Times Literary Supplement

'I can't imagine a more important message for modern times. Eger's book is a triumph' - The New York Times

'Little dancer', Mengele says, 'dance for me'

In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.

The horrors of the Holocaust didn't break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience.

The Choice is her unforgettable story. It shows that hope can flower in the most unlikely places.

Author Biography

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 maintains a busy clinical practice and lectures around the world.

Review

Rocket-fuelled inspiration Psychologies 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 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 Powerful ... hard to put down. Choice Magazine Inspirational Express Compelling and irresistible. A genuine, honest-to-goodness life-changer. Good Housekeeping 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 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 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 Important...gripping...a universal message of hope. -- Philip Zimbardo, author of The Lucifer Effect Deeply moving...extraordinary insight...It is not surprising that, when Eger speaks, her audiences are roused to give her a standing ovation. For they are not only honouring Edith Eger but also the triumph of the human spirit. Jewish Chronicle Rocket-fuelled inspiration Psychologies It will inevitably be filmed. Read the book first The Observer & Guardian online One of the most incredible [stories] I've ever read - and one you must read too Sun Exceptional...Eger became a friend of Viktor Frankl...and The Choice is a wonderful companion piece to his classic memoir Man's Search for Meaning. Both books are full of hope...and leave you marvelling at the resilience of mankind Daily Express There have been many heartrending Holocaust books. But few as powerful as this new memoir by a ballet dancer. Daily Mail I can't describe to you how powerful this book is ... I barely have words. Marian Keyes Edith's strength and courage are remarkable in this memoir as she draws on her own unthinkable experience in Nazi concentration camps to become a therapist and help others recover from all kinds of hardship. Her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience and generosity. Sheryl Sandberg Eger's remarkable spirit shines through in every word Stylist A masterpiece of holocaust literature. Her memoir, like her life, is extraordinary, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure The Times Literary Supplement 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 I can't imagine a more important message for modern times. Eger's book is a triumph, and should be read by all who care about both their inner freedom and the future of humanity New York Times Book review

Product Details

Author
Edith Eger
Publisher
Ebury Publishing
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1846045126
ISBN-13
9781846045127
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2018-08-16
Media
Book
Pages
384