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Auteur: Edith Eva Eger
Uitgever: Ebury Digital
  • Engels
  • 9781473552609
  • september 2017
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Edith Eva Eger

Edith Eger werd geboren in Hongarije. Na de oorlog verhuisde ze naar de Verenigde Staten, waar ze psychologie studeerde. In haar praktijk behandelt ze onder meer militairen en oorlogsveteranen, en slachtoffers van lichamelijke en geestelijke mishandeling. ‘’De keuze’’ is haar eerste boek.


Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Choice by Edith Eger, read by Tovah Feldshuh with an introduction by the author.

'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' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Edith Eger was a gymnast and ballerina when she was sent to Auschwitz at the age of sixteen. There, she was made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Her heroic actions helped her sister to survive, and her bunkmates to save her life, during a death march, after which she was found in a pile of bodies, barely alive. She recovered and moved to America, going on to become an eminent psychologist, and giving the keynote address at Viktor Frankl's 90th birthday party.

Like Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Dr Edith Eger's important book, The Choice, could change your life. Eger shares stories of the Holocaust and the experiences of her clients , who range from survivors of abuse to soldiers suffering from PTSD. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison and shows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering. Warm, wise and compassionate, The Choice offers profound insights into the nature of human suffering, and our capacity to heal.


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 * 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 * A masterpiece of holocaust literature. Her memoir, like her life, is extraordinary, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure * The Times Literary Supplement * Eger's remarkable spirit shines through in every word * Stylist * 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 * I can't describe to you how powerful this book is ... I barely have words. * Marian Keyes * There have been many heartrending Holocaust books. But few as powerful as this new memoir by a ballet dancer. * Daily Mail * 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 * One of the most incredible [stories] I've ever read - and one you must read too * Sun * It will inevitably be filmed. Read the book first * The Observer & Guardian online * Rocket-fuelled inspiration * Psychologies * 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 * Important...gripping...a universal message of hope. -- Philip Zimbardo, author of * The Lucifer Effect * 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 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 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 * Compelling and irresistible. A genuine, honest-to-goodness life-changer. * Good Housekeeping * Inspirational * Express * Powerful ... hard to put down. * Choice Magazine * 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 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 * Rocket-fuelled inspiration * Psychologies *

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  • Indringend en goed opgeschreven verhaal
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    Indringend verhaal over en van een vrouw, die de holocaust overleefde, met haar trauma's aan de slag ging en anderen, omdat zij ervaringsdeskundig was, er goed mee kon helpen.Zeer boeiend geschreven.

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  • waardevolle boodschap
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    • Praktisch
    • Compleet

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    De boodschap van het boek: "het gaat niet om wat je overkomt maar om hoe je daar mee omgaat", spreekt mij erg aan. blijven hangen in slachtofferschap heeft nog niemand verder gebracht. Hetgeen niet betekent dat het eenvoudig is om je met dit vraagstuk bezig te houden en ook niet dat ik mensen die er om wat voor een reden wel in blijven hangen veroordeel. zij hebben 'nog' niet de mogelijkheid gevonden om dit vanuit henzelf te veranderen.

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