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!