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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner This book explores what happens when humans are faced with incredible suffering. The author, who was a psychologist, spent many years in concentration camps during WWII. Before he became a prisoner, he was studying a type of psychology he calls logotherapy. The main purpose of this psychology is to help one find meaning in life. This helped him overcome many of the hardships and suffering of the concentration camps. The first half of the book describes events that occurred while he was in the concentration camps. The second half explains logotherapy. This psychology is simplistic in its claim that one cannot be fulfilled without a meaning to life. I have always felt this way. What an enlightening read this is!