The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor's guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past. Thirty-five years after the war ended, she returned to Auschwitz and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she'd been unable to forgive--herself.
Edie weaves her remarkable personal journey with the moving stories of those she has helped heal. She explores how we can be imprisoned in our own minds and shows us how to find the key to freedom. The Choice is a life-changing book that will provide hope and comfort to generations of readers.
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What can I say about this beautiful book? In simple but clear and honest words, Edith Eger tells a story of utter horror and fear and how she survived it and then overcame the perils of her survival.
Eger’s message is similar to than of her onetime mentor Victor Frankl: how you understand hardship and tragedy will determine not only how you survive, but whether you can stay sane and forge meaning out of it. Without denying the deep hurt and fear, we have to find ways to embrace humanity in the midst of tragedy. If we refuse to search for meaning, to create meaning, then we surrender to the forces of darkness.
Almost every sentence is a little gem, clear and full of poetic truths. This is the only way this story could be told, with a radical kind of directness and honesty.