Viktor Frankl Books

2# Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything

Viktor E. Frankl delivered a number of open-to-the-public talks in Vienna eleven months after he was freed from the Nazi concentration camps. The soon-to-be-famous doctor shared his key ideas on purpose, resiliency, and the significance of loving life even in the face of extreme adversity.

As the world grapples with a coronavirus pandemic, social isolation, and significant economic instability, Frankl’s words—published here for the very first time in English—ring as true today as they did in 1946. He delves deeply into the adage “Live as if you were alive for the second time,” and he reveals his fundamental belief that every crisis gives a chance. Despite the heinous atrocities committed in the camps,A profound and timeless lesson for all of us, Frankl saw through the courage of his fellow prisoners that it is always possible to “say yes to life.”