The Choice - Edith Eva Eger

The Choice

By Edith Eva Eger

  • Release Date: 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 487 Ratings

Description

A New York Times Bestseller

“I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story…The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.”—Oprah

“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

“Dr. 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

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Christopher Award

At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945.

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.

Reviews

  • Amazing story of courage

    5
    By jco0114
    I read The Choice once, but know I will read it in pieces or in whole again and again! There’s so much to absorb—wisdom from surviving horror, but a wisdom also from someone who has the courage to take on the hard work of looking deeply inside and embracing her self and helping others! This book profoundly affected me! Thank you!
  • The Choice

    5
    By trohrkir
    An amazing tale of how to live life. How one overcomes trauma and truly love life. Not preachy at all. Straightforward.
  • Cognitive Dissonance

    5
    By bigbopaopolous
    While serving in the USAF and living in German for 13 years I was and still am struck how any culture could create such beautiful symphonies, art and important technologies while at the same time commit such atrocities. Then again I can’t understand how my own country captured and enslaved an entire race of people. In both cases and many more I’m afraid the lasting impact on not only the survivors but there generations is made clear in this book.
  • The Choice by Edith Eva Eger

    5
    By bettebowman.com
    If you are still breathing this book is for you. It is a gift to receive and a gift to share. It will touch every emotion and define freedom as self awareness and love.
  • Beautiful and enriching

    5
    By RJdemais
    Put everything in perspective.
  • A must read!!

    5
    By Elle BG
    Wonderful book - powerful and inspiring message that while we can’t always control what happens to us, we have a choice how we deal with it and how we live our lives.
  • Life Changing

    5
    By Cody Sturgeon
    Truly inspiring person and story.

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