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  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781846046360
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $30.00

Yes To Life In Spite of Everything

A newly discovered classic: a collection of inspirational lectures on embracing life from worldwide bestseller Viktor Frankl

'Viktor Frankl gives us the gift of looking at everything in life as an opportunity' Edith Eger, bestselling author of The Choice

Find hope even in dark times with this rediscovered masterpiece by the 16 million copy bestselling author of Man’s Search For Meaning
Just months after his liberation from Auschwitz renowned psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl delivered a series of talks revealing the foundations of his life-affirming philosophy. The psychologist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience and his conviction that every crisis contains opportunity.

Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl's words resonate as strongly today as they did in 1946. Despite the unspeakable horrors in the camp, Frankl learnt from his fellow inmates that it is always possible to say ‘yes to life’ – a profound and timeless lesson for us all.

With an introduction by Daniel Goleman.

  • Pub date: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781846046360
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

Viktor E Frankl

Viktor Frankl was born in Vienna in 1905 and was Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School. His wife, father, mother and brother all died in Nazi concentration camps, only he and his sister survived, but he never lost the qualities of compassion, loyalty, undaunted spirit and thirst for life (earning his pilot's licence aged 67). He died in Vienna in 1997.

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Praise for Yes To Life In Spite of Everything

“A brilliant and beloved mentor, Frankl helped me finally face the past instead of fighting it and running away. He offers all of us the same gift: to find hope in hopelessness, to create meaning and purpose out of our suffering, and—even in the direst conditions—to embrace life.”

Edith Eger, bestselling author of The Choice

“The case studies are relatable and the overall viewpoint convincing. More than 70 years later, Frankl’s philosophy still inspires”


“This slim, powerful collection from Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist Frankl (Man’s Search for Meaning) attests to life’s meaning, even in desperate circumstances. . . . This lovely work transcends its original context, offering wisdom and guidance”

Publishers Weekly

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